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    Your first stop should be Limosa. If you haven't...

    Your first stop should be Limosa. If you haven't already done, read it here

    First visit - Working in Belgium
    Limosa - Working in Belgium
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    Would you regret going Perm, if IR35 changes...

    Would you regret going Perm, if IR35 changes doesn't happen in Apr'2021? If so, wait until March to get a clear picture. Until then continue with your contract. If and when the changes really...
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    You should know it better. For e.g. assume you...

    You should know it better. For e.g. assume you do not accept contracts less than £550. However the exceptions could be,

    1. You can pickup a new skill that you already don't have. Gives you...
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    Sticky: New 6 Month Contract Opportunities for a Big Data...

    New 6 Month Contract Opportunities for a Big Data Test Engineer & Test Lead - Romania (Remote Work)

    Dear BigDataPro,

    Please forgive me for contacting you directly. I hope that my message finds...
  5. Updated List: Adroit People Ltd Aguila...

    Updated List:

    Adroit People Ltd
    Aguila consulting
    AlphaYotta
    Avance Consulting
    Axiom Software Solutions Limited
    Bluepace
    Code Convergence
    Cubestech
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    Sticky: Hi {...} Senior Analyst I hope this message...

    Hi {...}

    Senior Analyst

    I hope this message finds you well.

    I came across your profile today and was impressed with your skillset. You look like you’d be a great fit for my client and would...
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    Is it the salary or mindset that is making you...

    Is it the salary or mindset that is making you quit?
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    Welwyn Garden gig?? Must be Tesco :grin. I am...

    Welwyn Garden gig?? Must be Tesco :grin. I am getting a lot of Data Engineering roles contracts & perm, even though I am not looking. Looks like Data is the new Java of 2021s
  9. Just thought of an idea. Try signing up to...

    Just thought of an idea. Try signing up to Amazon as a seller/merchant and study what sort of interface, approach they use for uploading products. I am sure that will be an eye opener.
  10. Long back I used to work in a project that did...

    Long back I used to work in a project that did something similar to "price comparison" site for fashion industry. The general approach was,

    1. Visit the vendor's product page and identify the...
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    :rollin: I thought I was one of few who didn't...

    :rollin: I thought I was one of few who didn't understand them.
  12. I was contemplating a similar idea couple of...

    I was contemplating a similar idea couple of years ago. What I have realised is that uploading products/services through spreadsheet requires a custom plugin/development. This is because each...
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    What about contracting in Europe under the UK-EU...

    What about contracting in Europe under the UK-EU Brexit deal?
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    @northernladuk is being unusually polite since...

    @northernladuk is being unusually polite since 2021. Believe it's his/her's New Year's resolution. Well done! (fingers crossed!) :yay:
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    Sticky: Multiple Openings - Immediate Start

    One of my known client (not Agency) has multiple, immediate contract openings. If you are interested, I will put you in touch with them.

    1. Azure/AWS Solution Architect

    2. Automation Test...
  16. This is how I normally charge(d). Everything...

    This is how I normally charge(d). Everything remains as usual, except that I use HMRC exchange rate for that month to show the VAT in £'s. This converted £ is the one you pay as VAT.
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    Tell me about it. I have 3 laptops waiting to be...

    Tell me about it. I have 3 laptops waiting to be collected. No wonder they have hard time procuring... :laugh
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    Correct. Usually it would be a single piece of...

    Correct. Usually it would be a single piece of paper but some agents include it in the terms of engagement. For e.g. in my current role the Terms of Engagement says


    ...both the Consultancy and...
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    Don't degrade yourself. Let some poor old sod...

    Don't degrade yourself. Let some poor old sod like me take it! :rollin:
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    :rollin:

    :rollin:
  21. ^^This^^

    ^^This^^
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    I have been using Hue for years and realised that...

    I have been using Hue for years and realised that I don't use colours at all. On the contrary, colour bulbs fitted in my daughter's room has seen its fair share of usage.

    Kids/Teens use colour...
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    That's a great news. Congratulations. After a...

    That's a great news. Congratulations. After a couple of years in your new role, you can look for an opportunity in Middle East where they care more about previous job titles. This new title will...
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    IR35 (in private sector) will not happen in 2021....

    IR35 (in private sector) will not happen in 2021. What's your bet?
  25. Visit Europe from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK...

    Visit Europe from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK
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    As others have already said, training pays you...

    As others have already said, training pays you very less compared to a tech role. Quality Training market has been watered down by low quality trainers through online platforms such as Udemy,...
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    It is very likely that you are setting up this...

    It is very likely that you are setting up this property through script before even it becomes visible to the script. Could it be the case? Make sure <div id="info"></div> exists before the script...
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    $15 Azure Certifications

    You may or may not be aware that Microsoft is offering certifications at a much discounted price of USD 15. This is aimed at people who have been unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19.

    I...
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    Life will be much easier, if you could make a...

    Life will be much easier, if you could make a simple design change.

    1. Consider writing new objects into another folder (e.g. temp-bucket)
    2. When file copy is completed in temp-bucket, write a...
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    :tongue. It is understandable. Uni's doesn't...

    :tongue. It is understandable. Uni's doesn't have the latest skillset especially in IT. But I am so glad that they have understood that and sought outside help. What is the point of teaching...
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    Recently I was asked if I am interested in...

    Recently I was asked if I am interested in teaching at the local university. That's when I realised that the latest technology teachings such as Big Data, DevOps are being outsourced to recruitment...
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    I am 50+ and I am already in a kind of...

    I am 50+ and I am already in a kind of semi-retirement. Meaning, I don't panic when the contract gets terminated or when I work only for 6-8 months a year. About 40k left on the Mortgage, I am sure...
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    What's your technology area?

    What's your technology area?
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    You are overthinking unnecessarily. Just grab...

    You are overthinking unnecessarily. Just grab it, start the role, do the thinking in March (if required). Contract roles are hard to come by especially during December, January. Any experienced...
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    Sticky: Data Engineering Lead Hi BigDataPro, Pardon...

    Data Engineering Lead

    Hi BigDataPro,

    Pardon the cold outreach BigDataPro, I was looking through your profile as part of our efforts in launching our new Data Engineering division within...
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    Started the role yesterday. Going through...

    Started the role yesterday. Going through plethora of documentation. Not much activity, December/Christmas is helping. Got another 2-3 weeks to show some deliverables. Fingers crossed.
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    I am not sure about enhanced, but I did a standard check couple of days ago as requested by the client/agent. Received the results in 2 hours.
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    We shall have to wait and see. It is my opinion...

    We shall have to wait and see. It is my opinion that supply is not far greater because permatractors have already taken up permanent roles. Therefore supply and demand are likely to have achieved...
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    That's very true. But I have a feeling that it...

    That's very true. But I have a feeling that it will be pushed back another year or so from April, considering pandemic confusions and the realisation that it the projected tax revenue is not going...
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    No. They don't come under that Exemption.

    No. They don't come under that Exemption.
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    I am in the data domain. (Big) Data engineering,...

    I am in the data domain. (Big) Data engineering, Cloud and little bit of DevOps. It's remote and outside IR35.
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    Had couple of calls last week. But the one I had...

    Had couple of calls last week. But the one I had day before yesterday was super fast, interviewed same day, offered same day. Rate is not bad at all £550+. Initial 3 months. Accepted.

    I have...
  43. I generally use PayPal rather than a CC with my...

    I generally use PayPal rather than a CC with my domain registrars. There is one specific advantage to this approach.

    When paid by PayPal, registrars generally create a recurring billing...
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    Sticky: Pluralsight is offering 40% discount if any one...

    Pluralsight is offering 40% discount if any one is interested

    Save 40% on Pluralsight
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    All platforms = ?

    All platforms = ?
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    MVP - for a Mobile App or a Web app or Desktop...

    MVP - for a Mobile App or a Web app or Desktop app or all of them?

    One of the known issue with Cordova is its web view performance bottlenecks. From the user experience point of view, this is...
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    Why do you want to use Meteor? What does it...

    Why do you want to use Meteor? What does it bring that others don't?
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    What's your tech specialism?

    What's your tech specialism?
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    Are you an EU citizen?

    Are you an EU citizen?
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    I did couple of years ago, using mongodb as a...

    I did couple of years ago, using mongodb as a backend. Since then I have evolved!
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