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legionar
26th December 2016, 07:36
Hello everyone, this is Alex, I am a Microsoft web developer guy and at the moment I am planning to return to UK after a long break.
I lived in London in the past but although the rich job opportunities in London, I find the lifestyle pretty tiring as you travel a lot by trains and buses.
I think a smaller british city would fit me better and as I studied the job markets my favourites are Bristol and Edinburgh.
Bristol seems to have more job opportunities while I like Edinburgh more as a place to live (due to cheap cost of living, nature etc).
What advices would you give me ?
Thank you very much !

woohoo
26th December 2016, 08:24
Dance like no one is watching and also get your boiler serviced on a regular basis.

WTFH
26th December 2016, 13:27
Choose where you can afford to live. Choose a career that supports your lifestyle.
If you choose to be a contractor (even for a while) then make sure you choose somewhere with good travel options so you do not limit yourself as to where you can get jobs.

original PM
26th December 2016, 14:31
Choose where you can afford to live. Choose a career that supports your lifestyle.
If you choose to be a contractor (even for a while) then make sure you choose somewhere with good travel options so you do not limit yourself as to where you can get jobs.

Chose getting a sofa in a range of fookin fabrics

SueEllen
26th December 2016, 15:25
You find London tiring as you have yet figured out where to work verses where you live. There is a reason in London that certain areas are expensive to live in as they tend to have better transport links. Also you should be aware some of the quickest ways to get to some places are actually by bike (all kinds) and even rarely car.

Also any city you move to in the UK could lead to loads of commuting if you live in the wrong area.

So I would get a job first and as you are likely to be renting, then find accommodation nearby.

If you plan to go contracting then you should try to live in an area with good road and rail links as you could be traveling anywhere in the UK.

Paddy
26th December 2016, 15:51
Hello everyone, this is Alex, I am a Microsoft web developer guy and at the moment I am planning to return to UK after a long break.
I lived in London in the past but although the rich job opportunities in London, I find the lifestyle pretty tiring as you travel a lot by trains and buses.
I think a smaller british city would fit me better and as I studied the job markets my favourites are Bristol and Edinburgh.
Bristol seems to have more job opportunities while I like Edinburgh more as a place to live (due to cheap cost of living, nature etc).
What advices would you give me ?
Thank you very much !
Much depends on your doings and reverting to livings place.

Flashman
26th December 2016, 16:13
Hello everyone, this is Alex, I am a Microsoft web developer guy and at the moment I am planning to return to UK after a long break.
I lived in London in the past but although the rich job opportunities in London, I find the lifestyle pretty tiring as you travel a lot by trains and buses.
I think a smaller british city would fit me better and as I studied the job markets my favourites are Bristol and Edinburgh.
Bristol seems to have more job opportunities while I like Edinburgh more as a place to live (due to cheap cost of living, nature etc).
What advices would you give me ?
Thank you very much !

All UK contracts in very short supply at the moment. You know Brexit and all that.

I hear Germany is much better . Perhaps best to try there.

greenlake
26th December 2016, 18:30
What advices would you give me ?

http://i.imgur.com/Kjq7dAY.jpg

Cliphead
26th December 2016, 19:03
If you have experience of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Infrastructure and RDBMS (Oracle & SQL Server), UNIX (preferably AIX, Solaris and RHEL) and UNIX shell scripting gimme a shout.

Or anybody else for that matter.

Pip in a Poke
26th December 2016, 23:54
Bristol's full of chavs and virtue signalling *******. And lots of angry people on cycles.

Just saying....

legionar
27th December 2016, 10:34
Thank you all for the answers !

bluetoaster
27th December 2016, 11:54
get your boiler serviced on a regular basis.

+1

ECommerceConsultant
27th December 2016, 13:34
I'm in a similar position, returning to the UK after living in Germany for a few years. I also would like to avoid the London extreme commutes too. For your skillset, I would think that Bristol would have a lot to offer. Also Birmingham is an up and coming area for tech and other companies, there seems to be a lot of opportunities in that area, but not sure if the city itself would be your thing (it's not mine ;))

Maybe you could do what I'm planning to do - go back to the UK, find a short-term place to live (because I'm guessing it won't be possible to rent a place without a work contract)... and keep applying and applying until an opportunity comes up, which it will! Then, once job has been found, and you have a contract, then you can use it to rent a property. This way you stay flexible, and can move to wherever the new job might be.

Here's wishing you lots of success with your plans :)