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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    8 months! Ouch.

    There comes a point where holding out does you more harm than good...
    True. After 3 months in bench (BigData, AWS) I am now considering a role in Brussels. At least for a short term. Role in hand already. Not sure if it is wise to go and work there!

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      Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
      Gone quiet again this week, and all my leads from last week have dried up
      Exactly the same here.

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        Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
        True. After 3 months in bench (BigData, AWS) I am now considering a role in Brussels. At least for a short term. Role in hand already. Not sure if it is wise to go and work there!
        As long as you don't mind being the butt of office jokes about Brexit

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          I have had a few calls today however they only 1 is London based.

          I have had calls for Germany, Holland and Czech Republic. The agents are telling me that they are targeting the UK contractors. They are lacking the skill set in Europe and they know our market is dead. If you don't have commitments (Or fancy getting away from those commitments) and you want an adventure then it could be a nice experience.

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            Originally posted by ContractorHardman View Post
            I have had a few calls today however they only 1 is London based.

            I have had calls for Germany, Holland and Czech Republic. The agents are telling me that they are targeting the UK contractors. They are lacking the skill set in Europe and they know our market is dead. If you don't have commitments (Or fancy getting away from those commitments) and you want an adventure then it could be a nice experience.
            And the rate for this gigs is??
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              Originally posted by ContractorHardman View Post
              I have had a few calls today however they only 1 is London based.

              I have had calls for Germany, Holland and Czech Republic. The agents are telling me that they are targeting the UK contractors. They are lacking the skill set in Europe and they know our market is dead. If you don't have commitments (Or fancy getting away from those commitments) and you want an adventure then it could be a nice experience.
              I've had the odd one in other parts of Europe too but I'm finding the rates are a good £100 a day less than what I'd get here. When you take into account all the faff of registering for tax abroad too it's more hassle than its worth. For me anyway.

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                yes its looking very bleak indeed.
                tuesday is normally the day were you get loads of calls
                ive had 3 calls so far this week and all before 9am. one was one of those weird indian agencies who never seem to offer more than 400
                the other two didnt even have jobs were information gathering for a job that is to be relased "soon" and he started off the conversation as we have lots on
                go figure!

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                  guys you're really scaring me. I'm about to leave a contract that will take me until Xmas for a shorter contract (2 months) that pays less because I like the company more (ex client)

                  Sep is the time that from memory should be on fire gig-wise....

                  yikes !

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                    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
                    And the rate for this gigs is??
                    600-700 euros pd all in.

                    locations: belgium, sweden and netherlands.

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                      Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
                      And the rate for this gigs is??
                      Czech - 475 Euros (Can't use LTD as the Czechs dont like it but some excellent tax rates and super cheap to stay in Prague)
                      Netherlands - 550 Euros (Use of Brolly company)
                      Germany - 500 Euros

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