All work is costed on the basis of time, risk and location. Not much help if you are putting together a budget for my time, so for projects south of Leicester, but north of Northampton between the M1 and the A1 I offer a free 45-minute introductory consultation. After that, I am about the same price as your plumber, probably more expensive than your cleaner and much cheaper than your average accountancy or ERP software company would demand. I don’t have a big flash car or an expensive office, so you don’t have to pay for it.
I also have close links with other professionals for when my available time / expertise does not fully fit in with your requirements or if I need to work as part of a larger team, so if after getting details of your requirements I think that this may be an issue then I will seek your permission to discuss it with one of my colleagues.