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Wow what happened to contractor rates in London?

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    #31
    Originally posted by Troll View Post
    Whatever happened to that site that used to track rates?
    IT Jobs Watch: IT Jobs Watch, Tracking the IT Contractor Job Market

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      #32
      Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
      You want to earn megabucks you need to go perm:

      C++ Developer Python C++ - Finance - London - May-03-2016 (Ek0xC)

      Contractor market is falling apart.
      Hardly megabucks, now, is it?
      I wonder how many hours you will have to do for it.
      The Chunt of Chunts.

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        #33
        Originally posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
        Hardly megabucks, now, is it?
        I wonder how many hours you will have to do for it.
        80 hrs min I suspect and every weekend.

        For London that's not much more than a tube driver with overtime, and they'd expect you to be Stephen Hawking of the finance and quant world.

        I know builders fitting kitchens earning more than that.

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          #34
          Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post

          I know builders fitting kitchens earning more than that.
          With cameras in front of them? I was one in the past and I can confirm

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            #35
            Originally posted by FatLazyContractor View Post
            With cameras in front of them? I was one in the past and I can confirm
            Spend all day drinking tea and banging their tools on the worktops....Nice work.

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              #36
              Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
              Spend all day drinking tea and banging their tools on the worktops....Nice work.
              Not a nice term for housewives.....

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                #37
                Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
                Spend all day drinking tea and banging their tools on the worktops....Nice work.
                Sharp intakes of breath required too
                The Chunt of Chunts.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
                  Not a nice term for housewives.....
                  Trade term for flat area where you can rest your tool.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
                    80 hrs min I suspect and every weekend.

                    For London that's not much more than a tube driver with overtime, and they'd expect you to be Stephen Hawking of the finance and quant world.

                    I know builders fitting kitchens earning more than that.
                    For that reason, alone, I'm out.
                    The Chunt of Chunts.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
                      Used to be full of £700 and £800 a day roles, now they all look to be around £400 a day.
                      Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
                      Well, I can't speak for IT but, as others seem to be agreeing above, specialist consultancy is the way to go (and potentially WFH too).
                      Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
                      Good question, that was good for seeing skills and techologies on the up and on the down.

                      If it's gone, a good plan b is creating a new one...
                      I've never earned more than £380/day in London, so I guess I am a plodder rather than a high flyer.
                      As for getting my career above the third-line engineer level that is is, I have to confess I am clueless.
                      Maybe a good plan B would be to have a consultancy to assess people like me to see whether it is possible for them to advance their careers (do they have the aptitude and drive?), and to show them what they need to do to put this into effect.
                      I think there are career consultants and coaches, but not in IT as far as I can see.

                      Trouble is, from my point of view, is how to separate the charletans from those who can potentially help.

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