brotherhood_of_LAN - 5:55 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not a dumb question at all, it'd be interesting to see if such scripts exist. I do find myself repeating a few things such as form creation, form validation etc...
If you do contract out a custom solution...data manipulation in MySQL can be broken down quite easily, namely the adding, editing and the deletion of data. A lot of an 'admin area' can be normalised so that unique pages are mostly just unique SQL statements carrying out a desired task, with a GUI form and some data validation for your SQL fields.
I imagine you won't need a coder for your wordpress related sites as there are a ton of add-ons for it already.