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    Yes this is common. Been in this position a few...

    Yes this is common. Been in this position a few times. No it is not entirely a ‘normal’ working environment but keep looking and keep invoicing.

    it’s part and parcel of being and interim, some...
  2. Time wasters, it’s august.

    Time wasters, it’s august.
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    respond by thanking them for the opportunity and...

    respond by thanking them for the opportunity and that you would have no problem working there again. all the best.

    In this instance, assuming they pay you on time, don't be a clever dick.
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    Lots of dodgy responses here. Do not go to...

    Lots of dodgy responses here.

    Do not go to site, do not fire your laptop up without a contract.
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    Just place ‘Terraform expert’ on your CV and...

    Just place ‘Terraform expert’ on your CV and voila, no need to get out of bed for less than £800pd.
  6. the resourcing team sort Visa for me, i just make...

    the resourcing team sort Visa for me, i just make sure i do the esta. large u.s based security software and services corporate, two days consult- four weeks design then implementation time which...
  7. wouldn’t be too sticky on day rate from current,...

    wouldn’t be too sticky on day rate from current, just be water tight on travel, hotel and expenses.

    for gigs like this i usually get the resourcing team to book all hotels and flights with full...
  8. I for one look forward to the bunfights between...

    I for one look forward to the bunfights between all 12 of us that remain in the business section of this site.
  9. General section = permietractor Business Section...

    General section = permietractor
    Business Section = True Contractors.
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    You need to leave immediately and find a new...

    You need to leave immediately and find a new role.

    If in same role for 3 years at a bank you will be a sitting duck for contract re-assessment.

    The known big permietractor employers - RBS and...
  11. You are assuming all contractors are equal. ...

    You are assuming all contractors are equal.

    Permietractors should cost more and will cost more then before, there needs to be a penalty in using these resources.

    Real contractors, specialists,...
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    I will let you off this one time NL, on the basis...

    I will let you off this one time NL, on the basis of your past, quality posting history.

    Only this one time mind otherwise I will be confiscating your afternoon rich tea bikkies.
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    This is the bottom of the market, brighter times...

    This is the bottom of the market, brighter times will come in Q4 going into new year.

    Just need to find somewhere to hide until then.
  14. Sticky: This is what a bear market in contracting feels...

    This is what a bear market in contracting feels like, back in the day during such markets i would hit search and it would return three main results only: SAP (Must be Payroll/HR module), .Net with...
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    If you like working for half your normal rate...

    If you like working for half your normal rate because you are being triple sub-contracted. i.e. Senior Programme Manager on £325 pd.

    In the heyday 2000-2011(ish) lots of highly paid IT people...
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    Next year will be fine. Do not do this this year....

    Next year will be fine. Do not do this this year.

    I am good until Feb. many others in team not so lucky and got their letters last week. It is Carnage out there.
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    For Linux Dev-Ops contractors, you have to factor...

    For Linux Dev-Ops contractors, you have to factor in Vape/e-cig habit, Beard Oil, Craft Ale and Asian girlfriend overheads - 6 months or less to bankruptcy imho.
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    Probably because he was trying to source someone...

    Probably because he was trying to source someone for £350pd inside Ir35
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    For those wanting to take the summer off please...

    For those wanting to take the summer off please heed the messages I and others posted earlier on in the year.

    Some of us were out of work for 5-6 months last year after taking the summer off,...
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    I could write a full response, i will keep it...

    I could write a full response, i will keep it shorter and simply say contracting industry history has a way of consuming trends like this one, by all means ride them, that’s what we do but any basic...
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    hah yeah and you know there is some truth in...

    hah yeah and you know there is some truth in that.

    Generally speaking though if you asked high-end Oracle contractors, low to mid level Software Packagers, Altiris/Bladelogic Scripters and all...
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    I am not in engineering but it’s not worth the...

    I am not in engineering but it’s not worth the time, it will be bobbed within the next 18 months.

    Anything to do with code or batch jobs which is not higher level software engineering gets...
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    The market is much larger than a single niche...

    The market is much larger than a single niche area.

    ‘Looking’ in an area and being skilled and experienced in a niche area are different things.

    Got emailed a role yesterday for Cloud...
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    It will take more than a couple of bods who have...

    It will take more than a couple of bods who have their phones ringing off the hook in April to break this bear market.
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    It is April, lots of budgets get released, the...

    It is April, lots of budgets get released, the question is how long will it last, my expectation is not very long.
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    there will be some connection between the amount...

    there will be some connection between the amount of new threads about going perm and the fate of some offshore taxed permie-tractors.

    some said individuals have not done any training for past 15...
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    Yeah. Sorry, gonna waffle now. See Senior...

    Yeah. Sorry, gonna waffle now.

    See Senior Consultants with 25 years being offered £350pd to work at -Insert Broken Investment Bank Here- versus being offered £850pd+ for 24 months to work outside...
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    i live and work across London, Bham, Manc and...

    i live and work across London, Bham, Manc and Liverpool. I did 15 years solid in the City and Docklands.

    is manchester a better place to live and work? yes

    does manchester have enough contract...
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    Not got much time to post at the moment but there...

    Not got much time to post at the moment but there are many peeps out there in your situation right now and have also been in last year or so. If you need someone to talk to then we (this board) are...
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    The reason for this is that in certain I.T roles...

    The reason for this is that in certain I.T roles where the perm salary would be between 100-120k, they can't fill them properly (due to 60-62% tax) and are accepting that when they do, they need to...
  31. Every word of the replies from the poster “fool”...

    Every word of the replies from the poster “fool” above is correct. Good luck.
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    The best thing about jobserve and indeed.com...

    The best thing about jobserve and indeed.com these days is the ability for the agencies to search for your details on the database using their AI.

    The artificial intelligence is getting better...
  33. The email you get from the agent: 'My client,...

    The email you get from the agent:

    'My client, a multi-billion pound multinational with offices in over 100 countries is looking for a highly experienced, highly motivated specialist who does not...
  34. Assuming HMRC read this website i think it would...

    Assuming HMRC read this website i think it would be useful to add known turnover from companies house for each of these companies.

    personally, i think as many of them appear to be run a little TOO...
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    The contractor market was broken from approx....

    The contractor market was broken from approx. last May when it appeared that Brexit negotiations were going south.

    After 8 years happily working in private sector contracting, I threw in the towel...
  36. I politely decline to answer the question unless...

    I politely decline to answer the question unless it was at the place where the agent wants to play you at or you are in a very time limited situation.

    Lots of this going on at the minute (asking...
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    Head Of IT gigs are not affected because the...

    Head Of IT gigs are not affected because the permies are being fired due to outsourcers causing havoc and it’s musical chairs out there atm. See Head Of
    Infrastructure TSB contract role advert slung...
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    Yep, too much unicorn chasing but much of this i...

    Yep, too much unicorn chasing but much of this i put down to database building because of GDPR.

    this is a warning to all contractors out there in a role right now.

    Make sure you take your...
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    I don't follow XLM but I know some of you do. One...

    I don't follow XLM but I know some of you do. One of the worlds most respected crypto analysts has just done a piece on it.

    https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1795184
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    for the past week an unknown buyer has been...

    for the past week an unknown buyer has been buying bitcoin at $6350 on Bitfinex using the hidden order book. The position is now $250m USD and growing.
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    Crypto_apro just did a nice dump of BTC and Alt....

    Crypto_apro just did a nice dump of BTC and Alt. TA’s:

    $LEND: https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1693104
    $VEN: https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1693094
    $IOST:...
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    Mike Bateman has written a bunch of independent...

    Mike Bateman has written a bunch of independent alt-coin articles for $MTL $IPBC $CV and $PIVX which you lot might be interested in:
    ...
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    Bitcoin looking much less than a dead fish than...

    Bitcoin looking much less than a dead fish than it did yesterday. The blood-letting appears to have slowed significantly. The 82 coin de-listings from Bittrex on the 31st March would have drawn a...
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    Big news roundup. Binance has decided to leave...

    Big news roundup.

    Binance has decided to leave Asia and move to Europe (this is official) : https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1628074

    Fake exchange volume analysis shows that OKEX is fabricating...
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    TA updates for 21st March '18 $BTC:...

    TA updates for 21st March '18

    $BTC: https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1624434
    $AMP: https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1623934
    $LINK: https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1623924
    $SALT:...
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    some BTC/USD TA from masterofcoinage. ...

    some BTC/USD TA from masterofcoinage.

    https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1611234

    personally I think we are going sideways until the G20 completes.
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    Some TA on $LBC for you. ...

    Some TA on $LBC for you.

    https://www.investfeed.com/posts/1602394
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    This is a buy signal for $IFT on the basis of...

    This is a buy signal for $IFT on the basis of Googles announced ban and the start of exchange trading from the site is less than 3 weeks away.
    ...
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    I have switched over from Twitter to...

    I have switched over from Twitter to Investfeed.com for my TA needs. The site is not live yet, it is in Alpha so keep that in mind.

    Quite a few of the big twitter hitters already are on there...
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    announcement was earlier today (Friday). ...

    announcement was earlier today (Friday).

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