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For IT contractor companies to discuss business and contract opportunities.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contractor UK - Advanced CV & LinkedIn Writing Workshop

    Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and thought-leaders on all things related to personal branding, self-marketing and finding a new contract, for an exclusive webinar on: How to write a high impact, contract-winning CV and how to make your LinkedIn...

    Started by administrator, 8th August 2017 15:16
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  4. 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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  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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  1. And what about RDF Resources?

    Anyone has experience with the agency RDF Resources? Sorry to be a pain and asking about all these agencies but they may be about to get me a job and I would like to know if they are worth doing business with Thank you Rebecca

    Started by rebeccaloos, 22nd July 2004 10:11
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  2. Frustrated...

    OK, hello? This is a posting to check whether there is something really REALLY wrong with me, or whether "agencies" are really just the spawn of Satan. Am I the only one who is having a really, really hard time getting any use out of these (I hesitate to use the word "consultants" as it's taken...

    Started by STVH001, 9th July 2004 10:41
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  3. Agency margins

    Just wondering what the typical agency margin is for an IT contract. My agency are currently taking almost 30%. (pauses for laughter) How does one get their agency to reduce their margin at contract renewal?

    Started by thesmartoneuk, 27th May 2004 19:34
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  4. Renewal time for me too :)

    Spoky to my boss yesterday who advised that my contract was being extended until the end of the year...so this morning I get a call from the agents all excited about extending the contract. Well they were all excited until I told them I wanted a rate increase...the guy literally gagged for a...

    Started by mailman, 15th July 2004 15:19
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  5. Opt Out - Gun to the head

    Has anyone recently found a new contract (not a renewal) and met with the 'opt out or no job' ultimatum? A few weeks ago I sent my CV in the agency, they sent it down to the client. All went quiet for a couple of weeks then they came back with an interview. I went down to see the client and all...

    Started by EuroContractor, 13th July 2004 13:23
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  6. Security Clearance

    I have found how agencies get round the "security clearance" issue (i.e. they want you to have it even though it's not legal to require it, they can only say "willing to undergo...." etc) Just spotted an ad with the words: It is essential that you have worked within a security cleared...

    Started by rebeccaloos, 16th July 2004 12:51
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    19th July 2004 00:21 Go to last post
  7. Looking for French/English Speaking Telco Project Manager

    Hello, I may very soon be looking for bilingual Project Managers (french, english) with Mobile Messaging skills. Ideally about 5-10 years experience. Work to be carried out in London with potential travels in France/Swiz. Please contact me on info AT ifocus-ltd.com, or visit www.ifocus-ltd.com

    Started by ifocus, 15th July 2004 23:03
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  8. Advice re renewal

    As a new contractor coming up to first renewal some advice from the older heads would be most welcome. The client on site wants to sit down and discuss the renewal with me including rate. From previous conversations with the agency, I have been told "never to discuss rates directly with the...

    Started by Degsy1960, 15th July 2004 12:22
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  9. Opt out or Opt in....

    Hi, Despite having a good old rant about agencies a few posts ago, I've been reading all of your posts about these new opt-out and opt-in regulations... Can anybody direct me to a complete listing of them as they totally seem to have passed me by. ZZZZzzzz..... Many thanks in advance. ...

    Started by STVH001, 14th July 2004 18:28
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  10. Oputing out at renewal?

    Hi, What is the situation with regard to renewals and these Agency regulation? My current contract expired on 1st July and I am still working at the client but not signed anything. The agency want me to opt out. The client has "no official position" yet. Meanwhile, I am still working there....

    Started by warner2, 14th July 2004 09:29
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  11. LANDesk projects

    Hi All, returning to board after long term contract. Currently looking for LANDesk projects if anyone knows of any projects. Got years of implementation, support and training experiences to boot and also currently Certified LANDesk Engineer. TIA

    Started by hard luck, 5th July 2004 17:36
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  12. Opt out letter from an agency

    A person I work with received this from their agents today. In particular Im interested in this quote: "if the Contractor doesn’t Opt Out, you’ll have to meet him/her, ID check etc which will delay the CV getting to the Client. Could cause the Contractor to miss out on the best jobs. " This...

    Started by mailman, 23rd June 2004 09:51
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  13. Agencies

    I can't understand why many companies refuse to take on contract staff without using an agency? Can anybody give me their opinion.

    Started by weemster, 10th July 2004 10:53
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  14. IS this right?

    Agents call to say that if I dont opt out that they will have to draw up a new contract as Ive opted in. Does that sound right? Mailman

    Started by mailman, 6th July 2004 10:20
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  15. Opted out by agency

    Has anyone else received a revised contract from their agency opting them out of the 2003 Regs, without you specifically agreeing to opt out or signing an opt out form? Also, what legal weight does an unwitting umbrella company countersigning the revised contract on your behalf have? What is...

    Started by thesmartoneuk, 9th July 2004 11:01
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  16. Agency ads...

    Here is a (totally imaginary, of course) situation: - you spot a contract ad from Agent A, who subsequently, after talking to you, puts you forward for the role. Great. - you spot an ad that is visibly for the same contract, but from Agent B this time. Do you: - apply again through Agent B,...

    Started by rebeccaloos, 1st July 2004 08:54
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  17. Business Objects/ Crystal Report Contracting

    Hi all, I'm new to this board so go easy on me please ;) I am considering moving from my comfy perm position and becoming a Business Objects or Crystal Reports contractor. Before I do, I want to be confident that I will be able to find regular contracts. There seem to be quite a few out...

    Started by funkzig, 23rd June 2004 14:26
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  18. new contractor: payment method and VAT

    I'm new to contracting, so be gentle. I formed a ltd and have entered into a contract with no written contract. I'm about to invoice and I expect to be paid by cheque as opposed to credit transfer. Is there any problems asking for a cheque made payable directly to me or should I be using a company...

    Started by sholdice, 8th June 2004 16:55
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  19. Reputable agency

    Hi, I'm seriously looking at taking the plunge and going contracting. I've checked out all the pros and cons and whatnot and am reasonably happy with it all. The only thing that I haven't found is information on which tend to be the better agencies to go with? Can anyone here help? Cheers,...

    Started by unwashed, 21st June 2004 15:25
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    24th June 2004 00:35 Go to last post
  20. Temporary @#%$

    I'd like to make a friend of mine come from abroad and work for me for about 3 month. What kind of contract should my limited sign with him ? Any idea where I can find templates of such contracts? Cheers

    Started by lesaintois, 9th June 2004 15:59
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