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Clippy
14th January 2009, 11:29
There have been several threads recently regarding who is on the bench, how long for, what the market is doing etc so it makes sense to have a dedicated thread to cover this.

Blimey, I must be bored!

Main area of skills/work:

Are you currently in a contract:
If so, when does it end:

Are you currently on the bench:
If so, how long has it been:

Experience of market since on the bench:

voodooflux
14th January 2009, 11:30
Main area of skills/work: C#/.NET code monkey.
Are you currently in a contract: Yes, and thanks for asking.
If so, when does it end: July 2009.

Xenophon
14th January 2009, 11:38
Main area of skills/work: Witchcraft, Black Magic and the Dark Arts.


Are you currently in a contract: Indeed I am.


If so, when does it end: November 2009.

DS23
14th January 2009, 11:42
tell us a spell xeno - go on you know you want to.

Coalman
14th January 2009, 11:43
Main area of skills/work: Utilities (Power).

Are you currently in a contract: Yup.

If so, when does it end: July 2009.

DimPrawn
14th January 2009, 11:43
Main area of skills/work:

Are you currently in a contract:
If so, when does it end:

Are you currently on the bench:
If so, how long has it been:

Experience of market since on the bench:

Name and contact phone number of last 4 references:

HTH

dang65
14th January 2009, 12:48
Main area of skills/work: Front end web - Ajax, JavaScript, CSS etc

Are you currently in a contract: Yes
If so, when does it end: End of March, but recent meetings at client keep referring to work up to end of June

Are you currently on the bench: Uh, no

OwlHoot
14th January 2009, 12:52
Main area of skills/work: perl, PHP, .NET. Mostly back-end but some front end

Are you currently in a contract: Yes, starting next monday

If so, when does it end: April

Are you currently on the bench: was for a month, and probably will be again after april :eyes

NetwkSupport
14th January 2009, 12:54
Main area of skills/work: Nosebagging

Are you currently in a contract: Yes
If so, when does it end: March (3 month rolling :ind )

Experience of market since on the bench: not much out there in terms of choice, very hard to get to get to interview stage, eployers extremely selective/choosy over who is hired.

VectraMan
14th January 2009, 13:22
Main area of skills/work: C++/C# code monkeying
Are you currently in a contract: Yes.
If so, when does it end: April 09
Is your rate crap: yes.
Are you bored with the work: yes, yes, yes.

BrianSnail
14th January 2009, 14:47
Main area of skills/work: Nosebagging


:spel Tea

BrilloPad
14th January 2009, 15:24
There have been several threads recently regarding who is on the bench, how long for, what the market is doing etc so it makes sense to have a dedicated thread to cover this.

Blimey, I must be bored!

Main area of skills/work:
posting on cuk



..

Svalbaard
14th January 2009, 15:26
Main area of skills/work:
SAP specialist.
Managing SAP projects and programmes.
Posting on CUK in between shouting at thick colleagues.

Are you currently in a contract: Yes
If so, when does it end : Eventually

original PM
14th January 2009, 15:35
Main area of skills/work: Project Management, Interim Management, Business Process Re- engineering, Software design, HCI specialist, Trainer, Tester, Part time accountant.

Are you currently in a contract: Yes

If so, when does it end: Nov 09 (at present)

d000hg
14th January 2009, 16:06
Main area of skills/work:Software (lead) developer

Are you currently in a contract: Yes, 2. One is Java & Flex, one is C++
If so, when does it end: Neither has fixed end date - when it's finished!

Xenophon
14th January 2009, 16:20
:spel Tea

They love it.

SallyAnne
14th January 2009, 16:27
I never had Clippy down as an agent :eek:

It just shows, you never can tell on here!

s2budd
14th January 2009, 16:40
Main area of skills/work: Unix / Storage or Middleware
Are you currently in a contract: No, finished at the End of December from Barcap.
If so, when does it end: 2009

gingerjedi
14th January 2009, 16:43
Main area of skills/work: Support

Are you currently in a contract: Yes
If so, when does it end: 2 weeks

Are you currently on the bench: N/A
If so, how long has it been: N/A

Experience of market since on the bench: N/A

Sadly for me being ridiculously busy and having permy staff threatening to go on the sick with stress if I go doesn’t seem to be registering with the bean counters so far.

I really should be scouring jobserve by now shouldn’t I? :(