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    Millsy2k4

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    I am currently debating entering into contracting world and just wondered what the contract to contractor ratio is like. I consider myself fairly clued up in a variety of areas, mostly to do with Networks and most things Microsoft. Browsing through the contract search I have noticed many good contracts to apply for. But before I jump ship from my current Permie job I was just wondering how often current semi-good contractors struggle to get contracts. Is there a high demand, specificly outside London and preferably up North of England for contractors.

    cheers for help

    Ian

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    RookieBee

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    UK demand is low atm, expecially in London. Many more opportunities exist overseas.. Switzerland, France, Holland, ..Wales

    I've only just got back on the game after 4 months in the bush :hat

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    sappatz

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    are you sure about that ?
    i tought UK was better than the rest, i have more enquiries for uk positions.

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    zeitghost

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    Don't go to Wales.

    They're cannibals.

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    SupremeSpod

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    Don't go to Wales.

    They're cannibals.
    Hmm, strange, that's exactly what the Welsh say about Bristol....

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    PracticalObjects

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    UK has been quiet since about January. Brief burst of UK calls just recently but have jumped ship now and started a contract in Amsterdam.

    Anyone else out here in AMS??

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    rootsnall

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    I think you'll find demand and supply change very quickly these days and hence the rates are up and down like a yoyo also. There are more jobs but a hell of a lot more contractors than pre Y2K. In 10+ years I've had a 3 month wait ( xmas until new tax year a few years back, usually a bad spell to be out of work in my experience, were there was maybe half a dozen jobs on offer for my skill with many dozens looking, rates fell sharply, low experience people had no chance and I think some must of been out of work for a long time ). Otherwise I've always found work within a month and a few times within the day. I'd give myself a month in the current market if I wasn't too fussy.

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    Mr UK Bean

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    I’ve been looking for a job and since I now live in Belgium then Amsterdam would suite me just fine

    Think if I knew a bit of Dutch I could find work in Europe easier then I could in the UK

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    hattra

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    Rookie
    I've only just got back on the game
    You'll be off to Amsterdam too, then

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