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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

    talk figures please we are have potential for £ks per day but if you have 450£ pd it is the same as a kebab shop and you are carrying more risk than them since all your income is from once source and ... 1 employee.
    this is pretty dumb. What's your point? That an individual worker bears the risk of being unable to work? That's bleeding obvious and is a matter of fact for all forms of work. To mitigate this risk there is a product called INSURANCE. It is freely available to buy.
    And I don't know manky kebab shops hat are going to make over £400 a day gross profit.

    And I said 4 clients. The lowest of which is £750 a day, and I charge them extra for repeat work (IE. a piece of work for client 1 might get me £5k, and if client 2 wants the same work, it costs them £5k as well). It's called running a business.

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    Where does the 1 employee come from? He isn't an employee
    if that one entity suddenly becomes ill and cannot work. does the company receive any income? no. so one employee business.

    sorry just saw this:
    Originally posted by Hapax View Post

    If your potential client was Vodafone, they have a huge reputation as massive time wasters.

    Don't let them waste any more of yours.
    Most likely it was an exercise driven by HR bods that local resources cannot be found so they can have their backs covered and bring people on sponsorship. Most of people that I have interacted with 1in HR(out of 3) and 2 devs were clearly fresh off boat. HR has about description not in UK but... (no discrimination here, I am an immigrant myself but the coincidence seems a bit too strong)

    no brexitier here, but the point I am trying to make is that companies hire control. And you can't have a shorter leash than a work visa when your livelyhood is dependant on that piece of paper.
    Last edited by GigiBronz; Yesterday, 23:39.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

    talk figures please we are have potential for £ks per day but if you have 450£ pd it is the same as a kebab shop and you are carrying more risk than them since all your income is from once source and ... 1 employee.
    Where does the 1 employee come from? He isn't an employee

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    cloud architect. Not super hot. Just in demand with 4 clients. A pipeline of more, and more work than I can do.
    talk figures please we are have potential for £ks per day but if you have 450£ pd it is the same as a kebab shop and you are carrying more risk than them since all your income is from once source and ... 1 employee.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by Andy2 View Post

    so what kind of skillset have you got which supposedly is super hot
    cloud architect. Not super hot. Just in demand with 4 clients. A pipeline of more, and more work than I can do.

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  • Andy2
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    for your skills maybe.
    so what kind of skillset have you got which supposedly is super hot

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

    are we assessing the health of the market by what a very small percent of all contractors are earning?
    everyone agrees market is crap. Some calls here and there. I personally haven't had a call for a contract for about 3 months and I believe I have a strong cv. (unless recruiters share feedback on us through hidden databases and rely on word of mouth from previous recruiters - which is very likely what they are doing)
    I think my point, which might have been poorly made, is that one person's assessment of whether the market is strong or not, is anecdotal.
    But this entire thread is just that. It's all doom and gloom.
    I've never been as busy with as many clients, and can only see that increasing. That is also anecdotal.

    I guess the only reason this thread isn't in general is to prevent trolling.
    Worse than that. This thread is simply convincing people that there is no other work and they should take the high(er) risk of switching from outside to inside, when in reality if everyone moves client, there's a healthy vibrant fast moving market.
    Last edited by Lance; Yesterday, 18:41.

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    for your skills maybe.
    are we assessing the health of the market by what a very small percent of all contractors are earning?
    everyone agrees market is crap. Some calls here and there. I personally haven't had a call for a contract for about 3 months and I believe I have a strong cv. (unless recruiters share feedback on us through hidden databases and rely on word of mouth from previous recruiters - which is very likely what they are doing)

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by Andy2 View Post
    it looks like rates are piss poor for outside contracts , for very few that are available
    for your skills maybe.

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  • Andy2
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Are there any Outside IR35 contracts around anymore?
    it looks like rates are piss poor for outside contracts , for very few that are available

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