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    Originally posted by Zzap View Post

    Did he mention in what market the demand was in, I'd be interested to know?
    Data domain is really hot at the moment. It has been for some time. I get approached by agents at least 2 to 3 times a day with a higher rate than my current one. But I have rejected them all as I am happy, content with my current assignment and day rate.
    Last edited by BigDataPro; 17 August 2021, 10:15.

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      Oooft tough times. So on top of 2 interviews that never materialised, i've been unsuccessful at 2 others (i've never failed 2 in a row before)

      I need to upskill at 1 or 2 techs to a blag-worthy level - just came off the back of a 3 year contract so i'm a little behind on the latest tech it seems.
      Last edited by Robinho; 17 August 2021, 12:28.

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        Clearly something on my CV is sparking some interest this week, but agents aren't telling me who the potential client is. Happy to leave it at that I'm not jumping ship to go and work for a pensions company on a business park in Slough...

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          started my first outside contract at 4/5 th rate in over a year, warchest wasn't looking good

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            Crazy week here.
            I'm currently happy with my work/life balance, but have been offered 3 new contracts this week - without going searching for them. If I was to move, the one I am most interested in has an unknown rate, due to HR holidays. It's going to be close to my current rate. The other two, one is about 15% more than current, but might involve a bit of travel. The final one is for an old client and would be about 20% more, but it might only be 3-6 months and would be high stress.
            I've not actually ruled any of them out yet.
            I'm perfect, in a very specific and limited way.
            Hands... out infractions
            Face... the music
            Space... between the ears

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              I'll probably look to move on from my current gig in the new year. We're good to the end of the year and there's likely to be work doing tidy up after the panic to hit all the deadlines at the end of this year but I'm getting itchy feet

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                anyone seeing outside remote rates lead back to pre-pandemic levels?

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                  Originally posted by founder View Post
                  anyone seeing outside remote rates lead back to pre-pandemic levels?
                  Bar the usual suspects offering ridiculously low rates I haven't noticed much change in the outside rates over the last 18 months personally.
                  'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                    Originally posted by founder View Post
                    anyone seeing outside remote rates lead back to pre-pandemic levels?
                    the word around the block is that it is the hottest market since dot com era.
                    https://www.reddit.com/r/cscareerque...is_job_market/

                    there are a few posts on reddit about it but not quite sure if it is only america related or happens the same in britain as well.

                    so far I have the usual inside roles at usual rates, bossy recruiters offering perm roles at subpar salaries and getting upset when you say you are no longer available once you hear the salary range.

                    I think that perm salary levels are still at pre-pandemic levels and recruiters and companies are just expecting people to roll over and take on in the chin... whether it will happen or not we have time to see...

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                      Originally posted by Bluenose View Post

                      It might be a false start but jobswerve hit 26k jobs today, the first time it's hit that level since the pandemic started and its only 3k off the average I used to see. It has been buried at 14k since May. It was buried sub 3k for much of the pandemic, a whole year.
                      Above was posted by Bluenose on August 3rd, so 3 weeks ago.

                      Today JobServe is saying 52,000 Jobs? Doubling in just 3 weeks

                      Maybe rates will double as well over the next few years like they did during the Dot com bubble period, between 1998 and 2001
                      Last edited by Fraidycat; 26 August 2021, 02:16.

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