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    Unhappy Theres no blody support JOBS!!!

    Is it just me (more than likely) or is there hardly any 2nd/3rd Line IT support Contracts about?
    I am in the west midlands, which is as dead as a churchyard normally so if there is a slump it just kills it!

    Does anyone share my feelings?

    It should pick up in the newfinancial year shouldnt it??
    is the "credit Crunch" affecting contracting in any way?

    Jonny Moron

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    Bumping before it disappears off front page.
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    Looking a bit slow for me too, and I'm on the .net bandwagon, or was, which I was under the impression is at the more buoyant end of the market.


    Even the latest vacancy I've applied for seems to have every agency in the area advertising it since I threw my CV into the ring. Not sure what that means, in the past at most two agencies would be chasing the same vacancy I applied for on jobserve, this one has 4 or 5! The optimist in me says it's because there's a lack of applicants so the client is casting their net wider by using more agencies. The pessimist in me says it's the client trying to find as many applicants as they can, so they can get the cheapest one that looks capable of doing the job.

    Hopefully things will pick up in april if many companies are waiting for new budgets to be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny7_2002 View Post
    Is it just me (more than likely) or is there hardly any 2nd/3rd Line IT support Contracts about?
    Plenty of them. As long as you live in China or India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny7_2002 View Post
    Is it just me (more than likely) or is there hardly any 2nd/3rd Line IT support Contracts about?
    I am in the west midlands, which is as dead as a churchyard normally so if there is a slump it just kills it!

    Does anyone share my feelings?

    It should pick up in the newfinancial year shouldnt it??
    is the "credit Crunch" affecting contracting in any way?

    Jonny Moron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francko View Post
    Plenty of them. As long as you live in China or India.
    The only problem is i dont speak Chinese or Indian/Punjab (i dont mean to offend just not sure of the language over there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny7_2002 View Post
    Is it just me (more than likely) or is there hardly any 2nd/3rd Line IT support Contracts about?

    Yes.

    I am in the west midlands, which is as dead as a churchyard normally so if there is a slump it just kills it!

    Yes.

    Does anyone share my feelings?

    Yes.

    It should pick up in the newfinancial year shouldnt it??

    No.

    is the "credit Crunch" affecting contracting in any way?

    Yes.

    Jonny Moron

    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Cnvt View Post
    HTH
    HTH??? what does that mean? sorry im a bit slow (maybe thats why i cant find many contracts! )

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    Tell me about it...

    It's the same in the South West, I've been benched for 8 weeks now but the only roles I see are paying less than I have ever taken and that includes being a complete ‘noob’ 5 years back, I thought about doing numpty rollout work to keep going but even that is thin on the ground.

    Sign 'o' the times I guess, if you specialise in something there are still some great rewards but the risk of shelling out to train up in something that could be old hat by the time you're up to speed is just too great, I plan to kick the arse out of every contract I get until the mortgage is paid off then take a permie role so I don't have to worry about eating at least… a long way from my lofty dreams of a few years ago but I just feel disillusioned by it all these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Tell me about it...

    It's the same in the South West, I've been benched for 8 weeks now but the only roles I see are paying less than I have ever taken and that includes being a complete ‘noob’ 5 years back, I thought about doing numpty rollout work to keep going but even that is thin on the ground.

    Sign 'o' the times I guess, if you specialise in something there are still some great rewards but the risk of shelling out to train up in something that could be old hat by the time you're up to speed is just too great, I plan to kick the arse out of every contract I get until the mortgage is paid off then take a permie role so I don't have to worry about eating at least… a long way from my lofty dreams of a few years ago but I just feel disillusioned by it all these days.
    try being benched for 104 weeks

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