Is it common to get a pay raise on a yearly basis if you work as a contractor (IT field)?
I am a newbie java developer with 2 year experience in the field, currently working for this client for 1 year. I am w2 employee through my recruiting firm and works for the end client as contractor(consultant). Couple of weeks ago I asked my recruiter for a pay raise, she said she would check with her boss and get back in 3 days. its been 2 weeks no response. I sent an email last week inquiring updates, but no response. Possibly she is out of office or they don't want to give raise and avoiding me. I like my job and plan to keep it for another 2 years if possible.(client is under manned, so there is certain job security though I am contractor.) So what if recruiting firm deny raise, should I threaten to find another job even though I dont want to or suck it up and move on. So again my question is "Am I eligible for a raise because its been an year and my value went up?" I called some other recruiters and they have openings $10/hour more than what I make now. But I haven't attended any interviews yet. Should I bring this up to my recruiting firm? Is there considerable salary difference between entry level and 1 year experienced developer? I had a 12 month contract and was renewed last month.