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    It's gone nuts in the last week.

    There have been about 20 roles (real ones) for my niche job in the last week, when normaly there are only a handful.

    Has this happened for everyone else too? Or are some areas still treading water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    It's gone nuts in the last week.

    There have been about 20 roles (real ones) for my niche job in the last week, when normaly there are only a handful.

    Has this happened for everyone else too? Or are some areas still treading water?
    Treading water??

    Treading the bottom of the bloody ocean.

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    Yeah, was like that for me. I ended up taking one with a crap rate until it gets better.....
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    Ah sorry guys

    I didn't know whether to say anything or not - does it help knowing that other areas are picking up? Probably not eh?

    Surely it's a good sign though?

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    I don't know what's going on here, but I'm only casually looking (my job is secure here), and I'm being inundated with serious offers this and last week. And - following our previous banter - all of them from my LinkedIn profile, curiously. I must be doing something right. Niche skillset too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    It's gone nuts in the last week.

    There have been about 20 roles (real ones) for my niche job in the last week, when normaly there are only a handful.

    Has this happened for everyone else too? Or are some areas still treading water?
    Just as Ive been predicting Sally - Happy Days are Here Again !

    Take your pick of the contracts and remember to get that Top Rate (oh you see Ive got a couple of offers on the table - is that the best rate you can do ? ) - we'll be laughing all the way to the Bank.

    The only cloud on the horizon could be more competition from permies as they see their chance of escape - also 'budget rate' contractors who will jump like Mexican Beans as soon as they sniff a better rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviejones View Post
    Yeah, was like that for me. I ended up taking one with a crap rate until it gets better.....
    And me, 3 months later with my mortgage on interest only and my overdraft tipping 5k I’m still waiting...
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    I've had to order 3x special heavy duty sh1ttie sticks in order to beat off the hordes of agents beating down my door with mind blowing offers.

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    still dead in test management land.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviejones View Post
    Yeah, was like that for me. I ended up taking one with a crap rate until it gets better.....
    I'll take a crap rate, and I'll work anywhere.

    I applied for one in Algeria, which I would otherwise never do, since Al Quaeda in North Africa is set to kill more Westerners.

    That contract in London the other week, on < £200 a day, that I ridiculed on here? I applied for that too.

    Not even a phone interview for either.

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