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    Originally posted by fidot View Post
    Contracting is contracting
    Genius

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      Originally posted by uk contractor View Post
      It should do but powerful forces within government lobbying clearly have friends in low places who are addicted to the cheap import labour market as it boosts profits short term!!
      Some companies still regard IT as a cost rather than a core competency. Clueful companies (albeit something that is virtually non existant in the UK) know that they are not a company that does X but rather an IT company that makes its money doing x or y or z.
      merely at clientco for the entertainment

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        Somebody agrees with you.

        Originally posted by eek View Post
        Clueful companies know that they are not a company that does X but rather an IT company that makes its money doing x or y or z.
        Curiously enough Hiscox described themselves in almost exactly that way.
        "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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          Originally posted by Cirrus View Post
          Curiously enough Hiscox described themselves in almost exactly that way.
          A couple of contractor colleagues had contracts at Hiscox and said it was one of the worst places they have contracted at...
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            Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post
            It was probably the case once but the City is in retreat at the moment and is taking the rest of the market down with it.

            There is no endless supply of contracting work in London, South East or anywhere anymore.
            No but it is where the majority of IT roles have always been and always will be found.
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              Originally posted by kaiser78 View Post
              A couple of contractor colleagues had contracts at Hiscox and said it was one of the worst places they have contracted at...
              Wow!

              I actually worked there and walked out early. I just thought they were trying to do creative sounding but actually barmy things and had too many young inexperienced managers. They also had a big agile project sucking up shed loads of cash to fund some weird religious process monster. However I got the feeling most people were quite content.

              Two dissenters - and that's just who you know - in such a small place: I'm quite shocked.
              "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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                Originally posted by eek View Post
                Some companies still regard IT as a cost rather than a core competency. Clueful companies (albeit something that is virtually non existant in the UK) know that they are not a company that does X but rather an IT company that makes its money doing x or y or z.
                Most do even FS sector see a lot of IT as a burden not an asset due to highly political middle management who understand cost controls but not the benefits of why strong IT systems will deliver massive savings & vastly increase your marketplace competitiveness. The smart ones who will survive overspend and will still be here in 20 years time.........!!

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                  Originally posted by eek View Post
                  Some companies still regard IT as a cost rather than a core competency. Clueful companies (albeit something that is virtually non existant in the UK) know that they are not a company that does X but rather an IT company that makes its money doing x or y or z.
                  Superb, going to steal that, not sure how to use it but I will

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                    Originally posted by gables View Post
                    Superb, going to steal that, not sure how to use it but I will
                    Someone was suggesting that it was a fact forgotten by BA during the latest meltdown .

                    I guess it comes from the top, as Willie Walsh is known to have a disdain / lack of appreciation of his IT people.
                    The Chunt of Chunts.

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                      There are a number of small firms a long way outside of London who understand the value of IT to the financial services industry. They are going to disrupt the FS market in a major way. If you thought Uber disrupted taxis or Airbnb disrupted hotels, it's nothing compared to what's coming.

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