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    Default Rates falling like an anvil down a well

    Just spotted the following investment banking Java contracts on Jobserve

    http://www.jobserve.com/WEA0DDC489C93ECE6.jsjob

    http://www.jobserve.com/WFF7E71CB95889CC4.jsjob

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    http://www.jobserve.com/W64091997BE550B28.jsjob

    "4-5 years of strong J2EE/Java development skills with strong Server Java Programming experience Java, EJBs, Servlets, JMS, JDBC, WebLogic, Databases etc. Investment banking experience must" ... "£160 a day"



    Not much better outside of banking either

    http://www.jobserve.com/W87E3C2E329DF37D3.jsjob

    http://www.jobserve.com/WDE7FBBA9ACC34FED.jsjob

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    You sure it's not just a Java thing? Testing rates seem to be holding up fairly well.
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    I think its just an IB thing, perhaps agencys using credit crunch as a spin to reduce rates and increase their margins....

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    Probably pimps just trying it on. If no-one takes it they'll go for the real rate next week.

    Rates in logistics seem to be holding up pretty well.

    That and I'm about to jump ship. Been offered a contract working in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Boomed squared.

    When the going gets tough...become an expat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetwkSupport View Post
    I think its just an IB thing, perhaps agencys using credit crunch as a spin to reduce rates and increase their margins....
    I concur.
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    I think a better title for this thread is "Agents margins rising like a hot air baloon preying on contractors fears of imminent unemployment."

    I'm still getting plenty of IB/Java calls, in fact I have an interview lined up soon.

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    That and I'm about to jump ship. Been offered a contract working in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Boomed squared.
    i wanna jump ship too!!! gissa contract....

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    I'm still getting plenty of IB/Java calls, in fact I have an interview lined up soon
    most IB's really need a strong back end in these troubling times, the last thing they need is a major IT issue in the middle of this trading environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetwkSupport View Post
    most IB's really need a strong back end in these troubling times, the last thing they need is a major IT issue in the middle of this trading environment.
    I can assure you my back end is quite stong enough.

    That reminds me, I should change my avatar back now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorfield View Post
    I think a better title for this thread is "Agents margins rising like a hot air baloon preying on contractors fears of imminent unemployment.".
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