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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    It's becoming obvious that there are roughly 2 types of people on this forum, as in wider society: those who base their opinions on random brain farts and/or being brainwashed by the media OR those who examine the evidence and data.
    Malvolio, like most Brexiters, is in the former camp.
    I wonder which group will fare worse when the easy 100k p.a. contracting income dries up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    I wonder which group will fare worse when the easy 100k p.a. contracting income dries up.
    There will be a contraction of the market for those confined to the UK, without the skills to move elsewhere.
    More contractors chasing fewer contracts means the cleverer ones will displace the thickos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    I wonder which group will fare worse when the easy 100k p.a. contracting income dries up.
    Assumption 1: Everyone posting on CuK is a contractor
    Assumption 2: That Brexit will not require IT transformation projects
    Assumption 3: That the supposed high earners are seeking UK employment (SAS etc always say he's outta here soon cake & eat it?)
    Assumption 4: There is no IT skills shortage in the UK, which could worsen, leading to higher rates

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    There will be a contraction of the market for those confined to the UK, without the skills to move elsewhere.
    More contractors chasing fewer contracts means the cleverer ones will displace the thickos.
    did you mean the ability to walk, catch a plane etc, or should you have used the word 'means' instead of skills?

    I wonder if that mistake makes you one of the cleverer ones or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Assumption 1: Everyone posting on CuK is a contractor
    True, most are permie bottom-feeders, students, the unemployed or living with their mum.
    This forum long ago ceased to be a successful "contractors" forum.

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    Assumption 2: That Brexit will not require IT transformation projects
    Indeed there will need to to be some specialised work done

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    Assumption 3: That the supposed high earners are seeking UK employment (SAS etc always say he's outta here soon cake & eat it?)
    I run my consulting business from home. My location (within an hour or two of GMT) is irrelevant. But looking to move elsewhere next year.

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    Assumption 4: There is no IT skills shortage in the UK, which could worsen, leading to higher rates
    More Indians will be imported as part of our Glorious post-Brexit deal with India.
    But anyway, there will be less work in the medium/long term and less demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    did you mean the ability to walk, catch a plane etc, or should you have used the word 'means' instead of skills?

    I wonder if that mistake makes you one of the cleverer ones or not?
    No I meant skills. Almost everyone has the means to move elsewhere, few have the in-demand skills to make a success of it.
    It's not that hard to understand - but maybe when you get your A-levels and leave your mum's house you'll begin to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    No I meant skills. Almost everyone has the means to move elsewhere, few have the in-demand skills to make a success of it.
    It's not that hard to understand - but maybe when you get your A-levels and leave your mum's house you'll begin to get it.
    I'd say you are vastly mistaken about everyone having the means, but then again - you always believe you're right so there's no point

    Just out of interest, which skills are solely demanded by the EU and not (a brexited) UK, thus confining people to work in the UK?
    There was me thinking skills had no borders

    Thanks for the unsubstantiated, unevidenced, unfactual ad-hominem - does make me

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    True, most are permie bottom-feeders, students, the unemployed or living with their mum.
    This forum long ago ceased to be a successful "contractors" forum.
    Interesting choice of groups, but you missed off a few categories - including the one for yourself


    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Indeed there will need to to be some specialised work done
    Glad you agree, now just extrapolate that, thinking of possible new markets and systems to service those.....


    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I run my consulting business from home. My location (within an hour or two of GMT) is irrelevant. But looking to move elsewhere next year.
    Well without some kind of deal, you won't be supplying services into the UK after that will you?, genius


    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    More Indians will be imported as part of our Glorious post-Brexit deal with India.
    Offshore is already a factor and where the false economy of cheap offshore is proven, those clients will be less likely to have onshore from the same providers....

    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    But anyway, there will be less work in the medium/long term and less demand.
    It's amazing how you can see the future of every single business, of every single type in the whole of the UK - and you know all their IT system programs etc etc, even before the final negotiations are over - wow, such humility, such ego, such a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Some piffle
    Yet again, you prove you haven't a clue about anything.
    You're a student aren't you?
    Hard Brexit now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Some more avoiding the questions bulltulip and stereotyping
    That would make it much easier for you than to actually respond wouldn't it

    Go on - look into that crystal ball again, but this time - see if it tells you when (if) you'll ever stop being a

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