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For IT contractor companies to discuss business and contract opportunities.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Webinar: The 4 main styles of CV for Contractors - which ones work and which don't

    The latest ‘must see’ webinar will be providing leading-edge advice on the different styles of CVs for Contractors and the specifics of how to put them together. The webinar will delve into the science and psychology behind a Contractor CV with very specific guidance on how to write each section. ...

    Started by administrator, 8th June 2017 15:31
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 22:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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    10th January 2016 20:25 Go to last post
  1. Mansion House Consulting

    i have an interview scheduled by Mansion house consulting for a role in one of the Investment banks. Anyone worked for them before or any experience with them?

    Started by DevLad, 14th June 2017 09:50
    manson house
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  2. Cooling off period??

    When I sign a contract for services (Sky, whatever, etc.) I have a 14 day cooling off period where I can cancel without consequence - does this same cooling off period apply to my IT contract? Basically I've been on my new gig for 3 days and it's horrible, just a terrible environment plus I've...

    Started by IT Monkey, 1st June 2017 19:18
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    14th June 2017 13:39 Go to last post
  3. Advice regarding day rate needed! Is agent trying to fleece me?!?

    So I have just bet 3 other people for one position - contract A. The client was happy with my interview and could tell at interview they wanted me onboard. Initially when I had spoke to the agent about contract A I had agreed on a rate of 400 but between the time speaking to the client and the...

    Started by Northernercontractor, 12th June 2017 07:52
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  4. Some very quick questions about my first contract

    I promise you I've read all your great guides, help articles & gone through the forum, I'm about there with what I need to know, but I'd really appreciate just a quick discussion with live fleshy human beings with some questions I have about my first proper IT contract. I run a genuine...

    Started by mariodecristofano, 12th June 2017 15:04
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    13th June 2017 22:08 Go to last post
  5. IR35 within private sector?

    If IR35 rules do apply within the private sector from next April, what would be the main consequences for a contractor in relation to rates or running as a ltd company? Would all contracts have to be run under an umbrella? and if so, would it mean contract rates would go up to compensate for the...

    Started by user3284, 13th June 2017 13:44
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    13th June 2017 19:30 Go to last post
  6. MF's Luxury Luton Experience

    No, it's not a knee-trembler with Mrs Suity. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/13/easyjet-offers-private-jet-experience-at-luton-without-the-private-jet

    Started by northernladyuk, 13th June 2017 14:09
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  7. Notice period ambiguity!

    All - Just wanted to get view on the situation. I am on 1 week ( from client side) notice. Client told verbally about my notice last week. I haven't heard anything in email or phone from agency yet! Proactively chased agent however he declined to answer my call or reply to email! so...I am in...

    Started by TestPro, 12th June 2017 21:04
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    13th June 2017 10:23 Go to last post
  8. Caught out recruiter

    So on Friday I got an email from an agency I'd had an interview through recently. Only it wasn't meant for me, but rather a company they were fishing for a placement with using MY CV, without my permission. He also said in this email that my day rate was cheap (useful to know, it's now going...

    Started by chickenlegs, 11th June 2017 09:58
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  9. Video Application / Profile

    One of the things we are looking at deploying is video applications / profiles. Potentially we could embed video of you beautiful people answering a question set / explaining your skills. As a general principle would you take part or not?

    Started by Andy Hallett, 10th June 2017 13:56
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  10. So what is a "good" rate?

    Obviously everyone's perception may be different. But there I always talk of a "good" rate. For me anything £400 and above is a good rate for a PM / PMO role. How about you?

    Started by simplicity, 1st June 2017 07:00
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  11. Critical Illness and life cover

    I'm looking to sign up for some critical illness and life cover. Can anyone recommend good cover?

    Started by bauldy, 3rd April 2017 07:18
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  12. Putting the contracts back into contracting

    Hello, I work with small-medium sized clients on IT contracts, usually anywhere between two weeks and six months, and its often tricky to get clients to sign any sort of agreement before work starts (beyond their own NDA). What I want to do is to put together a document containing my own terms...

    Started by yusefkerr, 9th June 2017 18:08
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    10th June 2017 11:15 Go to last post
  13. Diversifying Ltd Company Operations

    Hi all, I'm currently a director of a limited company for contracting purposes as I find this route better and easier when it comes to general working practice. My query is about adding other operations to my limited company away from my usual contracting role - this would remain my main 9-5...

    Started by WallerZero, 9th June 2017 12:18
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  14. Contract - No Contract

    Current contract was due to run until end of August. Advised by manager that things are very thin on the ground so on the 'QT' i'd be wise to look for something else. Found something else for a household name. Good money and not a bad commute (albeit London). New job wanted me to start in a...

    Started by Gru, 5th June 2017 11:46
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  15. Contract renewal - working before receiving signed copy

    Hi all, Have been working on a contract direct with a client that has just expired. I have accepted an extension and had a new contract which I have signed however, it hasn't been signed by them. I had signed, scanned and emailed a copy. But apparently their head office is insisting they...

    Started by tag, 28th May 2017 11:50
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    7th June 2017 16:04 Go to last post
  16. Contract for Services - Termination Date before Assignment end

    Hi All, I have a Contract for Services (CfS) which includes a line stating a termination date. I also have an Assignment Schedule which includes an assignment end date. The termination in CFS is earlier than the end date in the schedule. Am I correct in thinking that once the termination...

    Started by TheBA, 7th June 2017 09:44
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  17. Moving on from dev advice

    After 20 odd years as a developer I have made a decision to move on from it. In short, I don't want to spend the rest of my working career chasing the latest javascript framework and the technical churn of dev tech. I am planning on moving to BA a type role, even if it means going back to perm...

    Started by hgllgh, 5th June 2017 11:01
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  18. Advice on potential contract choice

    Hi, I would like some opinions on what potentially is the best route to take :- So I have been put foward for 2 contract roles, interviewed and everything so far is very good, I don't want to bite myself in the back in case I don't get any offers however would like some opinions on the 2...

    Started by Daplayer321, 1st June 2017 16:27
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    7th June 2017 06:53 Go to last post
  19. Contracting Rate Advice

    I am looking for a bit of advice i have been doing some work for a client (web design, IT consultancy, Laptop/Desktop purchase and setup, software advice and installation and some general IT support). It has been ad-hoc work around my current day job, paid at the moment, its likely togo into a...

    Started by sandybeach, 4th June 2017 17:21
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  20. Trump H-1B visa changes- will they now flood the UK contract market?

    I was wondering what would be the impact of the proposed Trump changes on the UK contract market. Will Infosys, Tata and the likes flood the UK market with Bobs? To say the least, we have more than enough of them already in the UK...:frown:eyes:eek

    Started by skysies, 19th April 2017 10:09
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