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    What trends are you seeing emerging in 2018?

    Coding seem pretty solid, Cybersec & GDPR are buzzing my phone off the hook.

    AI, Blockchain & ML all seem in the permie space.

    Seems like the "softer" stuff like PMs, BAs, & OPS are still down - if not stagnent.

    How are you finding your area/niche?

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    I wouldn't call GDPR a skill in the same vein as PM and BAs. Isn't it going to be a bit mad for a bit and then more or less die down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    What trends are you seeing emerging in 2018?

    Coding seem pretty solid, Cybersec & GDPR are buzzing my phone off the hook.

    AI, Blockchain & ML all seem in the permie space.

    Seems like the "softer" stuff like PMs, BAs, & OPS are still down - if not stagnent.

    How are you finding your area/niche?
    "coding" is a bit of a sweeping generalisation
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I wouldn't call GDPR a skill in the same vein as PM and BAs. Isn't it going to be a bit mad for a bit and then more or less die down?
    You are right, GDPR is more of an umbrella for skills in many areas.

    I think it is going to get madder after the 28th of May. I think a lot of Clientcos will start panicing after this date and drive rates up even higher. I can see this one stretching out for a couple of years, while revision cycles happen and skeletons come out of the closet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    "coding" is a bit of a sweeping generalisation
    And I am a generalist in this area. It would be interesting if you could expand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    I think it is going to get madder after the 28th of May.
    What is going to happen on the 28th May?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOSH1 View Post
    What is going to happen on the 28th May?
    First working day for most after it comes in on the 25th?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    First working day for most after it comes in on the 25th?
    28th is a Bank Holiday
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    Big Data is big
    What happens in General, stays in General.
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    GDPR is just like Y2K. Big Data is similar imho.

    I can see testing as a contracting opportunity all but dieing except for niche areas as companies look to make TA \ Snr TA roles permanent placements rather than contract. If you dont have automation skills, better get training!
    Now happily in retirement but, where did all the money go!?

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