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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...
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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:
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 :)
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...
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...
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...
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?...
Hi Everyone :smile
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...
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...
I'm an Irish resident considering a move to the UK and I was wondering if contracting might be an option.
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...
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