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    Hi folks,
    I was just wondering if anyone has ever come across a contract map of the UK. A sort of heat map if you like, showing the hotspots around the country where there tends to be a hive of contract activity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronne View Post
    Hi folks,
    I was just wondering if anyone has ever come across a contract map of the UK. A sort of heat map if you like, showing the hotspots around the country where there tends to be a hive of contract activity?

    cheers
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    There used to be a really cool site Tracked Locations :: jobstats.co.uk

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    "Unfortunately this version of the site did not quite go to plan! As you may be aware the graphs and data on the site died a couple of years ago. I got involved in a couple of other interesting projects and these have shown me some lovely open source tools for managing the large volumes of data that are in this site. We plan to start work on the new version in the next couple of weeks and expect to have a new version of the site up and running in the summer. Thanks for your continued interest in the site"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    There used to be a really cool site Tracked Locations :: jobstats.co.uk ..
    You'd think the daft twat would have thought of having letter tabs along the top of the "All Tracked Locations" to locate towns, instead of numbers
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    You'd think the daft twat would have thought of having letter tabs along the top of the "All Tracked Locations" to locate towns, instead of numbers
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    The red dot is too large - should be more of a pin-prick in diameter over London
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    Default Contract Hotspots outside of London

    Anywhere north of Birmingham, forget it unless you like Public Sector, <£200 a day caught by IR35 contracts, working for some Labour loving left wing gimp.

    In Wales there's Cardiff and Swansea, low rates, generally crap. Even the Bob's won't work there.

    Cheltenham because of GCHQ and a few other IT companies.

    Cambridge, high tech, mini hotspot, but you'll need a PhD just to have the agent put you forward.

    M4 Corridor from London, covering Slough, Maidenhead, Reading, Oxford, Newbury, Swindon, Bath/Chippenham and Bristol. Plenty of contracts along there. Average rates though.

    Deep south - Portsmouth/Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth


    That's about it. To sum it up, only London is a true hotspot, with plenty of work and good rates. Everywhere else is generally meh.
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