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syeda
24th February 2015, 06:42
Hi All,

I have been in permanent employment for past 8 years and want to move in to contracting. I am a software developer on Microsoft stack (C#, WCF, Silvelight, WPF, EF, NHIBERNATE) and some SQL Server BI experience. Ideally want to do contracting in Finance. What I have observed is that there aren't a lot of contracts available. Am I right? I have a lot of friends doing contracting in telecoms and networks and all of them seems to find contracts quite easily. Is it true that telecoms/networks have more contract available. Any tips/suggestion to get me going would be appreciated.

Thanks

PerfectStorm
24th February 2015, 08:16
I think you just have to try and see how you get on. You only need one job to become available (and get it, obviously)

stek
24th February 2015, 09:05
Hi All,

I have been in permanent employment for past 8 years and want to move in to contracting. I am a software developer on Microsoft stack (C#, WCF, Silvelight, WPF, EF, NHIBERNATE) and some SQL Server BI experience. Ideally want to do contracting in Finance. What I have observed is that there aren't a lot of contracts available. Am I right? I have a lot of friends doing contracting in telecoms and networks and all of them seems to find contracts quite easily. Is it true that telecoms/networks have more contract available. Any tips/suggestion to get me going would be appreciated.

Thanks

That's because your friends are experienced contractors, a known resource to agents, and know how to search/network the market. It's isn't just about clicking on the 'apply' button.

Your skills seem to me to be ideal for offshoring so you'll be competing with a hell of a lot of cheap Indians so you might struggle to get a decent rate.

Also finance is hard to break into even as a contractor and especially as a noob.

abhisheks9
13th March 2015, 13:33
Hello Syeda

I am in same situation and add to the fact i am in Scotland far away from contract land 'london' (Frown)
been trying like crazy but landing not even for interviews (Mad)