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    landed in my inbox this morn

    They now very urgently need to find the right developer, and are looking to interview and OFFER TODAY if possible.
    • 1 month contract
    • Fully remote
    • Outside IR35 - £400pd

    Requirements:
    • React
    • Someone who will be able to pick up tickets from day one

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      Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post
      landed in my inbox this morn

      They now very urgently need to find the right developer, and are looking to interview and OFFER TODAY if possible.
      • 1 month contract
      • Fully remote
      • Outside IR35 - £400pd

      Requirements:
      • React
      • Someone who will be able to pick up tickets from day one
      Can't imagine anyone is that desperate for work...
      merely at clientco for the entertainment

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        Originally posted by Bluenose View Post

        I have been making notes of the jobserve activity levels since the lockdown, its reading 28k ish today, about half of what it was between New Year and just before the war started, when it was reading about 49k-52k.
        the reading has popped from 28k a week ago to approx. 54k today, four-to-six weeks of activity like this and we should be back to where we were in January which was, pretty good imho.

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          then again....

          "Hello,
          Agile Delivery Manager – Remote (Bristol office) - £200/day – Outside IR35 - 3-6 months - Public Sector - ASAP"

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            I've been negotiating with several agencies over the last few weeks to recruit a fairly large number of permies for a couple of clients. I've been quite shocked at how high the percentage fees are compared to what was the norm about 12-18 months ago. Several said they have so much work on, they have increased their fees. In one case it's almost double what the same agency was charging me at a different client in 2020.

            Does this mean we might see a relative downturn for contractors v perms, at least in the next few months?

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              Originally posted by edison View Post
              I've been negotiating with several agencies over the last few weeks to recruit a fairly large number of permies for a couple of clients. I've been quite shocked at how high the percentage fees are compared to what was the norm about 12-18 months ago. Several said they have so much work on, they have increased their fees. In one case it's almost double what the same agency was charging me at a different client in 2020.

              Does this mean we might see a relative downturn for contractors v perms, at least in the next few months?
              If there is it will be nothing to do with agents and fees. It's too small compared for the need for the right people under the right contract to do work.
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                Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

                If there is it will be nothing to do with agents and fees. It's too small compared for the need for the right people under the right contract to do work.
                I think you slightly misunderstood my point. It's not the fees per se driving any changes. It's that they are reflecting a big increase in the amount of perm demand from clients which may mean there is less need for contractors.

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                  Originally posted by edison View Post
                  I've been negotiating with several agencies over the last few weeks to recruit a fairly large number of permies for a couple of clients. I've been quite shocked at how high the percentage fees are compared to what was the norm about 12-18 months ago. Several said they have so much work on, they have increased their fees. In one case it's almost double what the same agency was charging me at a different client in 2020.

                  Does this mean we might see a relative downturn for contractors v perms, at least in the next few months?
                  Can you provide a figure for us?

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                    I have been absolutely bombarded by agents over the last few weeks however a good 20% of approaches have been from Indian firms looking to fill the same TCS positions.
                    Last edited by TheDude; 14 April 2022, 09:57.

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                      Originally posted by Bluenose View Post
                      then again....

                      "Hello,
                      Agile Delivery Manager – Remote (Bristol office) - £200/day – Outside IR35 - 3-6 months - Public Sector - ASAP"
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