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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: CUK Netiquette: A guide for newbies

    Welcome to CUK! :wave: If you have been lurking around CUK (and if you haven't I would recommend a glance in the professional forums AND General) you might have noticed one or two of the regular become a tad tetchy (or from your point of view, rude) over some of the threads that newbies have...

    Started by cojak, 3rd March 2010 08:22
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searching CUK Forums

    You can give it a go using the Search in the website, but don't expect much. Google is your friend for this. Just add "site:forums.contractoruk.com" at the end of your search terms, and it will only look on here. To specify a particular forum add...

    Started by cojak, 6th August 2010 07:36
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  1. Noobie saying Hi

    As the title says, a noobie here saying hi :happy Been contracting since 2007 so not new to contracting, just new to the forum. Some great info on here so thanks to all who pulled it together :hug:

    Started by Whorty, 5th December 2014 12:34
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  2. Newbie posting about Contracting

    Hi all, Not sure where to post this, but as this is the welcome area and the others look daunting, I thought i'd ask here. After 20+ years working for a big corporation in the UK, I'm seriously considering going it alone into the contract market. I'm still trying to decide whether to focus on...

    Started by sp33dy, 9th December 2014 09:14
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  3. Hello!

    Hi all! I'm a permie that's pondering the chance of going contracting and found the forums. They've provided a TON of useful info so far, so I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to put it all together. I do have a question but it's none of the usual ones. Mine's this: what is it about...

    Started by Mattski, 30th November 2014 18:40
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  4. Permanent to Contracting - When to hand in notice?

    Hi guys, A bit of advice please. I have been discussing a contracting role with a large IT organisation (the client) for a while and they'll be releasing the Job Posting to the agent today. I am currently in a Permanent position, and the agent has advised me to hand in the notice today once...

    Started by mokster, 28th November 2014 09:28
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  5. Hello

    Just a quick hello here from a newbie. Been designing websites for a few years now and thought as I had returned to the UK and am contracting it might be an idea to register myself here and there to get to know folk.

    Started by WhatNoWebsite, 23rd November 2014 12:52
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  6. scrum master HELP LONDON UK

    Hi there Ok,so I have recently got really interested in scrum. I am 21 years ol and of course I have no experience. I have read a few books about scrum and I would love to get some experience . However, it seems really hard to even google : scrum master internship london - as no results appear...

    Started by culokowska, 23rd June 2014 16:41
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  7. Question Hello - agency worker sold house looking at renting :(

    Hi there, Glad i found this board. Firstly I'm working for a large oil and gas firm through an agency. I previously worked here for 10 years, then left for 2 years and the only way back in was through an agency (as there are no permanent roles being offered), i have been at this company for...

    Started by tovelo, 1st December 2014 12:37
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  8. Finally made the jump from permie to contract

    Hi to all on this excellent site, one I've been reading thoroughly over the last year or so. I have finally made the leap from BT into (for me) the unknown, having secured an initial contract to start in January and just have to work thorough my notice period. It was a wrench giving up a...

    Started by AndyC, 30th November 2014 16:20
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  9. The financial benefits on contracting don't seem worth it

    Let's say you are a jack of all trades .NET developer with nothing special about your skillset. Five years experiences and you are earning 35,000 with a take home pay of about 27,000. That is the average developer salary in the UK. Now consider that in your area the market rate for such a...

    Started by denBen, 30th October 2014 19:09
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  10. Nuclear contracts north west - Inventor

    Hi there, I'm a time served machinist with 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering and 9 years exp as design engineer working in the coal mining industry (heavy engineering) using Inventor and AutoCad. I want to get into contracting, especially Nuclear as this seems to be a pretty secure option...

    Started by PaulB, 24th November 2014 12:00
    design, inventor, nuclear
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  11. "Overseas" contracting - Resident in Northern Ireland, contracting in Rep Of Ireland

    Hi. Lots of posts up here regarding contracting in the Rep of Ireland and where the tax liability lies. The general rule seems to be that if you are more than 183 days in Southern Ireland, you gotta pay tax there. Most of the posters on this forum on this topic at best travel back to the UK each...

    Started by Orleans, 7th November 2014 10:45
    northern ireland, republic of ireland, tax, tax resident
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  12. Smile Hi, and great to meet you all!

    Hi, and great to meet you all! I am new to this site and just wanted to say hello. I am an IT Infrastructure Project Manager based in Berkshire and will soon enter your world :) Best regards, George

    Started by ProjectManager, 10th November 2014 09:59
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  13. Hello and first question

    Hi all Just started my first contract job last week. It's on the IT service desk for a public sector organisation, arranged thru an agency and (hopefully) paid thru an umbrella. My first wages are due tomorrow :rolleyes: I was wondering if there's a good or even definitive book on setting up...

    Started by moyabrit, 23rd October 2014 09:39
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  14. Hello, and here is my newbie question...

    Hi there, A bit of background; I'm currently a permie working for a consultancy on a client site ('embedded' in one of their teams), perform a support role on my own. Proposal is to expand the team, and a vacancy has been published via an agency - for a contract position. I'm thinking of...

    Started by Percy, 15th October 2014 17:37
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  15. Hi everyone

    Hi guys, I've always worked in permanent roles until recently. However I have interviewed for and been offered a new job with a nice increase in salary but it is done on a contracting basis so I have been advised to register with an umbrella company and asked to provide ID and proof of...

    Started by joe2014, 16th October 2014 12:06
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  16. Post Hello from me

    Hi all, First post! of many hopefully. Been in permanent roles since graduating from uni in 06, and currently a senior C#.net dev, only ever worked in web agencies but really thinking of taking the plunge into contracting? Anyone know if the contract job market drys up around Christmas?...

    Started by Frames, 30th September 2014 20:42
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  17. Hello

    Hi Everyone :smile

    Started by Louisa@InTouch, 29th September 2014 09:51
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  18. Smile Newbie saying Hello!

    Hello, and great to meet you all! I am new to this site and soon to be a new IT Contractor... After 17 years in permanent positions, I am about to embark on my lifelong ambition to become a specialist IT Infrastructure Contractor, bringing my VMWare, Microsoft, Cisco and NetApp support skills...

    Started by VirtualWorldIT, 7th October 2014 16:38
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  19. Hi there! My first question: is working remotely common enough, or even practical?

    Hi there! This is my first post here. I'm a, experienced software engineer, and up until now I never did any contracting in UK. At the moment I do have a permanent job that I'm quite happy with, but I was thinking about looking for an opportunity for extra work. I have some time in the evenings...

    Started by BasiliosZ, 5th October 2014 19:05
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  20. Advice for permie considering contracting

    Hi all, I'm an Irish resident considering a move to the UK and I was wondering if contracting might be an option. Experience: 1 year - Java developer (junior) 6 years - VB6, Sql, Oracle, BI reporting (mid level) 3.5 years - .Net (C#), WCF, ASP.Net, MVC, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Angualar.js...

    Started by pobber1, 6th October 2014 08:30
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