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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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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).

    EncrypGen Now Offers Codigo46 DNA Kits Forms Strategic Alliance - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side
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    @Encrypgen announces their preferred #Genetic...

    @Encrypgen announces their preferred #Genetic testing vendor tomorrow at 9AM EST, along with a surprise 2nd part to the announcement.
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    tip: do a search for spero report and encrypgen. ...

    tip: do a search for spero report and encrypgen.

    ticker is ‘dna’

    launches tomorrow.
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    $16.25k on my screen now - LOL

    $16.25k on my screen now - LOL
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    The team is a bit shady, not technically adept...

    The team is a bit shady, not technically adept but they have a great PR and Marketing team. It is also British and based on the 2nd best, currently working privacy coin, Monero.

    It is worth a punt...
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    Turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

    Turkeys don't vote for Christmas.
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    well, cat is out of the bag now so whats the use....

    well, cat is out of the bag now so whats the use.

    I bought 100k coin of EMC2 first week in November and filed it under my hail-mary portfolio. It has done absolutely nothing really since 2014.
    ...
  38. 14 Euros for a 330ml bottle of heineken 20...

    14 Euros for a 330ml bottle of heineken
    20 Euros for a (single) Vodka Orange.

    34 Euros for a round for me and the missus. 5 rounds later....
  39. I am sure we will manage, £50bn gross (£80bn...

    I am sure we will manage, £50bn gross (£80bn net?) out of £6,000bn gross looks more like a monthly mobile phone bill never-mind a 3-year subscription.

    I would like the pound to sky-rocket so I can...
  40. I have done a few stints commuting in this way....

    I have done a few stints commuting in this way. Memorable ones included doing the Birmingham<>London commute back when the trains took 2hrs+. I used to fall asleep on the way home.

    My reason back...
  41. Thread: Xbox One X

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    no it needs a £850 gpu. apparently *cough*

    no it needs a £850 gpu.

    apparently *cough*
  42. Thread: Xbox One X

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    VR porn. or so i have read.

    VR porn.

    or so i have read.
  43. It is the badge that counts. £2000 pd...

    It is the badge that counts.

    £2000 pd consultant with badge will always be perceived as more expert.

    If you leave and have no badge the aura will last for 2 years and then you are like all the...
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    Life is too short to be anywhere near Croydon.

    Life is too short to be anywhere near Croydon.
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    It is slowing down now. Talk of projects...

    It is slowing down now.

    Talk of projects being canned all over the place and for various reasons. One them being a 'lively' hurricane season the other being general, continuing, dysfunction in...
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    Yep, he will be spending precisely 1 hour 45...

    Yep, he will be spending precisely 1 hour 45 minutes longer at Frankfurt airport. Which is the time it takes for his private jet to refuel there on the way to somewhere that does not suck balls.
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    Personally, I plan to invoice for 32 days in...

    Personally, I plan to invoice for 32 days in December and will work remotley.

    I laugh at these peasants having to invoice for 4 days only in December, they deserve to be where they are.
  48. pull the other one. easy to drive a car when the...

    pull the other one. easy to drive a car when the road is straight and there is no traffic.

    all the hard work was done by schroeder.

    major problems that merkel has had to solve equals one and...
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    muhuhahaha!

    muhuhahaha!
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    Indian off-shore workers coming over for...

    Indian off-shore workers coming over for 'knowledge transfer'
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