If there was a way for all the various people interested to actually pool resources in a safe environment, and for the coders involved to have a clear, structured and safe environment to negotiate for work, I think the benefit for the 3rd party development community would be immense.
Look at the success of systems like Rent a Coder or Odesk or elance, it doesn't need to be super complicated, there just needs to be a trusted third party for both sides of the transaction to work with.
The benefits to both the admin community AND the Coder community would be substantial, and it would raise the community here *substantially* above the options available elsewhere. Great profit potential for the XF team too, just charge a small % for acting as an intermediary!
Anyway, that's my thought for the night... What do you all think?