Was looking for some advice on rate negotiation. I only ask because I think I have been talking myself out of contracts recently and agents have not been putting my CV forward due to choosing other candidates who are happy to take a lower rate.
I have applied for a role where the range advertised is between 400-550 and the job ad states that the client is looking for contractors at all levels. I consider myself senior level and usually charge around 500-600.
If the range has been advertised as this is it likely that this is the budget approved and the agent makes money no matter what rate I am put forward for between that range? Or would it be the lower I go the more attractive I am for the agent? Just not sure how to play it.