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    #51
    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    True,
    I was just pointing out that "saving over £250k" wouldn't be an affordable way to live.
    Not with a take home pay < 125k p.a.

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      #52
      Originally posted by LondonPM1 View Post
      1500 day?? Wow that is something indeed

      Can you confirm industry and sort of work and years of experience

      I always thought those figures were reserved for Lab49 / Accenture
      That's kinda the point; you can hire accenture that'll send you a bunch of university students to prattle off terms and patterns they don't fully understand only to hit the orgs governance process and turn "simple" into unachievable.

      I work in and around DevOps / DevSecOps. It was an InfoSec dept. for a retail org right after a breach.

      Year before I worked, via a consultancy, for a bank on £1300.

      Almost maintained £1500 via an insurance company where I met the CTO, CDO and CISO together, but the CFO blocked the contract due to brexit, so ended up somewhere else on a measly £1k.

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        #53
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        On a serious note, my best was because of the way they multiplied. Day was pretty good anyway for what I do £500.

        First day, we want people to work 7pm to 7pm. Feck. No way that £500 is looking good now. Then they said they want some to work nights 7-7. What! Then saturdays and sundays too. There was almost a riot as you can imagine.

        BUT they offered 1.5x for the 12 hours. OK. 1.5 times if it was a night shift. Then 2.0 if it was sat-sun. All cumulative. Worked out 1.5x1.5x2.0 if you worked a friday, saturday or sunday night. So 4.5x normal rate. That was good.

        Best thing was you did bugger all in the night. They a gym and xbox, free food and most people had a kip.
        Last edited by NotAllThere; 18 July 2020, 09:56. Reason: Not suitable for the professional forum
        Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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          #54
          Best gigs have been fixed price ones (also the worst ). Best turnover was last year, but probably the least enjoyable year too.

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            #55
            Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
            <modsnip>

            On a serious note, my best was because of the way they multiplied. Day was pretty good anyway for what I do £500.

            First day, we want people to work 7pm to 7pm. Feck. No way that £500 is looking good now. Then they said they want some to work nights 7-7. What! Then saturdays and sundays too. There was almost a riot as you can imagine.

            BUT they offered 1.5x for the 12 hours. OK. 1.5 times if it was a night shift. Then 2.0 if it was sat-sun. All cumulative. Worked out 1.5x1.5x2.0 if you worked a friday, saturday or sunday night. So 4.5x normal rate. That was good.

            Best thing was you did bugger all in the night. They a gym and xbox, free food and most people had a kip.
            That sounds like the dream

            One of our DBAs had a similar contract at a Bank. He was paid to 'keep an eye on things' over the weekend (remote) on silly money, he ended up doing property refurbishment at the same time. Made a pretty penny from both.

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              #56
              Steadily gone up in day rate since I started in 2011. From £275 to £650 now. Mostly contracts around the M4 corridor and now in Swindon. This is my first contract where I am working in Cloud IAAS automation (terraform et al) deploying enterprise wide shared services in AWS and Azure. Quite different to my previous .NET Core/Angular full stack dev contracts. Have been in back to back contracts since I started with the exception of dec-feb 2012 when I was on bench. Looking to get some AWS architect certs done if time permits. In a SOW contract now, so a bit different to the day rate concept, but Outside IR35.
              I am Brad. I do more than the needful and drive the market rates up by not bobbing my head.

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                #57
                1/1/99 three days doing feck all.
                12 hour dayshifts @£200 PH.
                crazy.

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                  #58
                  Ironically my best rate was this year, before COVID where I was earning near enough double my average. No idea of my best year - I sincerely don't measure it financially. Most fun year is easy - 2014. Lots of really interesting work, had a retainer with one client and just generally a good laugh.

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                    #59
                    Best year: 2019 / beginning of 2020
                    Rate: £850 p/d with some weekend work

                    Worked like an absolute slave for that. Now on a much more humble £500 p/d with extension offered until December 31st.

                    It's not as much dough, but the work / life balance is good. Also gotta take what you can get nowadays.

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                      #60
                      £800 at the beginning of 2020 - then I got canned because of Covid.

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