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Previously on "State of the Market"

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  • dsc
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    Originally posted by eek View Post


    The end of the contractor market for those in awkward locations would have been instant when the changes were made if Covid hadn’t come along.

    reality is that for some people finding a permanent local(ish) job is going to be their only option
    I feel like this new reality already started for some in some areas, hence so many applications for perm roles.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by pjt View Post

    Inside Roles are killing me at the moment. I live in Scotland and my skills don't tend to match a lot of roles. The issue I'm having is roles that are coming up are inside and London based they just don't work for me. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position but its making things twice as hard at the moment.
    The end of the contractor market for those in awkward locations would have been instant when the changes were made if Covid hadn’t come along.

    reality is that for some people finding a permanent local(ish) job is going to be their only option

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  • pjt
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    Originally posted by fsltduk View Post
    Inside IR35 contract rates are a joke.


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    Inside Roles are killing me at the moment. I live in Scotland and my skills don't tend to match a lot of roles. The issue I'm having is roles that are coming up are inside and London based they just don't work for me. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position but its making things twice as hard at the moment.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by Unix View Post

    That one is, I see lots at £800+ per day. Cherry picking really low rate ones and presenting that as the norm is rather disingenuous.
    Agreed - there's quite a wide range of rates. Some are priced according to the level of experience needed and some are chancing their arm in the hope some mug goes for it. Always was that way since the dawn of time.

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  • Unix
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    Originally posted by fsltduk View Post
    Inside IR35 contract rates are a joke.


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    That one is, I see lots at £800+ per day. Cherry picking really low rate ones and presenting that as the norm is rather disingenuous.

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  • fsltduk
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    Inside IR35 contract rates are a joke.


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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post

    But they will not think 50K is crap, instead think it is really good because the 40% tax bracket starts at that. And 60K is very generious because only the top 10% earn more than that in the UK.
    A top 1% salary is £192k.

    Nice but it doesn't make you rich.

    Of course if your lifestyle is based on £35k it does look rich and that is the kind of division the right wing press tries to create.

    It stops people asking questions about the truly rich.

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  • Fraidycat
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    Originally posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post

    Salary is crap and will be as crap as they can get away with.
    But they will not think 50K is crap, instead think it is really good because the 40% tax bracket starts at that. And 60K is very generious because only the top 10% earn more than that in the UK.
    Last edited by Fraidycat; Yesterday, 05:03.

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  • Peoplesoft bloke
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    Originally posted by dx4100 View Post
    Frustratingly, any role advertised directly by a company doesn't post the salary which is as helpful as a chocolate fireguard.
    Salary is crap and will be as crap as they can get away with.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by gruntling View Post

    Please say yes!
    Yes*














    *I was lying. No.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by sreed View Post
    I don't know if average contractor wages track the overall market but this is how real wages have been in the UK since the GFC.
    From a Telegraph article no less https://news.yahoo.com/britain-subju...140847114.html
    Contractor wages have remained fairly constant around 12.5k... Hope that helps.

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  • Fraidycat
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    Originally posted by dx4100 View Post
    Frustratingly, any role advertised directly by a company doesn't post the salary which is as helpful as a chocolate fireguard.
    Normally you can tell what they want to pay based on the number of years of experience suggested in the advert, or similar clues.
    Last edited by Fraidycat; 19 February 2024, 19:44.

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Finding things a little quiet this week. A lot of 'hybrid' (no) roles and quite a bit of Inside IR35 (also a no)

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  • sreed
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    I don't know if average contractor wages track the overall market but this is how real wages have been in the UK since the GFC.
    From a Telegraph article no less https://news.yahoo.com/britain-subju...140847114.html

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  • Destiny2
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    Originally posted by rocktronAMP View Post

    Potential Congratulations are in order then ....

    Is the new contract rate > 2019 rate?

    Is the new contract rate < 2019 rate?

    What is the percentage difference between 2024 and 2019 rates?
    New contract rate > 2019 rate.

    2024 % increase - 25% increase but it includes covering more than one site.

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