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    from what i have seen of agile and scrum masters,...

    from what i have seen of agile and scrum masters, plenty of work to be had in the next 10 years project managing the ‘agile transformation’ cleanup activities. :music:
  2. Thread: Outside ir35

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    -20C in all conditions up north.

    -20C in all conditions up north.
  3. sure, if it becomes an Indian entity with a...

    sure, if it becomes an Indian entity with a British banking license then the business will not last long.

    These things don't happen overnight, it will be a slow burn.
  4. Having guilt and being exonerated in the public...

    Having guilt and being exonerated in the public court of opinion of needing to have a conscience about such a decision are separate things.

    The risk appetite for this item set by the FCA and...
  5. It is a political power play by the U.K based...

    It is a political power play by the U.K based banks (the timing has been placed to perfection to make the most impact) to give them a political and guilt free hand to complete the transition to...
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    well done fingers crossed all your checks pass. ...

    well done fingers crossed all your checks pass.

    2 months is nothing around these parts.

    northernlad has taken holidays to bognor that are longer than that.
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    they always chance their arm once you have been...

    they always chance their arm once you have been on the bench for a while. I usually take it as re-assurance that at least I won't starve to death.

    When you are at the bottom at least you know what...
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    keep your chin up, good time to book a cheap as...

    keep your chin up, good time to book a cheap as chips break in the canaries :)

    I think the market will re-boot from 2nd week in Jan.
  9. We can’t move forward as an industry until...

    We can’t move forward as an industry until contractor swamps like GSK are sorted out.
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    600-700 euros pd all in. locations: belgium,...

    600-700 euros pd all in.

    locations: belgium, sweden and netherlands.
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    I would throw in that permietractors also had an...

    I would throw in that permietractors also had an impact.

    realising, after doing 7 years at the same place, they could not offshore their rate plus they got hit with dividend tax increases once...
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    it’s a bit like first week in January, lots of...

    it’s a bit like first week in January, lots of energy spent by agents time wasting. Good luck though i hope you nail a role in the next few weeks
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    :spank:

    :spank:
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    Rumours of big contractor walkout at M.O.J...

    Rumours of big contractor walkout at M.O.J because of IR35.
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    usually dead until second week in september. ...

    usually dead until second week in september.

    this year probably dead until first week in november.
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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...
  17. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  26. 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.
  29. 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...
  30. Thread: Deutsche Bank

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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...
  46. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
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