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Previously on "State of the Market"

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  • KentDogWalker
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    followed up with


    Tell LYNX to stop spamming me with useless roles

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  • KentDogWalker
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    Hi XXX are you still looking for a role?

    I am working with one of the funkiest and vibrant agencies in the UK

    They are looking for a Frontend Developer to come in and own projects from the start

    The company are offering a hybrid environment, they are based in the heart of Sheffield and are offering a salary of £30 - 40,000 plus other benefits


    For a full overview please send me a copy of your CV and a good time to speak

    my reply:



    wth, do your homework

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  • KentDogWalker
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    Originally posted by ResistanceFighter View Post
    Getting quite a few calls for Inside Roles. Usually for consultancy firms, with an end client in an undesirable industry, needing to be on-site. Yuck.

    Big difference to this time last year when phone was ringing off the hook
    looks like ill sit in this perm tech lead role a bit longer - at least i avoid most of the grunt work

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Originally posted by ResistanceFighter View Post
    Getting quite a few calls for Inside Roles. Usually for consultancy firms, with an end client in an undesirable industry, needing to be on-site. Yuck.

    Big difference to this time last year when phone was ringing off the hook
    You mean you don't fancy doing 4 days onsite with a pensions company in Slough with Karen from HR noting how many times you go to the toilet?

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  • ResistanceFighter
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    Getting quite a few calls for Inside Roles. Usually for consultancy firms, with an end client in an undesirable industry, needing to be on-site. Yuck.

    Big difference to this time last year when phone was ringing off the hook

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  • KentDogWalker
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    legend


    contract?

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  • KentDogWalker
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    happy perm atm but noticing less recruiters phoning about contracts

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post

    If the viability of your commute depends on being able to expense travel and accommodation then it isn't really a commute.
    I can cope with a commute but staying away from home during the week is unlikely with an Inside contract unless it is serious money or they are paying expenses.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post

    If the viability of your commute depends on being able to expense travel and accommodation then it isn't really a commute.
    it's still a commute. Just one you cannot afford to do.
    Say for example if you live in Hull and get a cleaners job in Cornwall. That's still a commute, just unaffordable.

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  • KentDogWalker
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    Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post

    I'm finding it taking 2-3 times quicker, but I'm pretty fast and good at coaching my skills, also skipping a lot of the agile fluff and cancelling ceremonies
    The trouble with Indian offshoring is that a lot of devs don't stick around coding (hard to find seniors) and trying to get into management and the best ones leave the country

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    you can. It's just a commuting cost. Like with a job.
    Which is what it is really.
    If the viability of your commute depends on being able to expense travel and accommodation then it isn't really a commute.

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  • OzzieExpat
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post
    Niches are fine while they is still a market for that niche.
    Its simple thermodynamics. Every niche turns to sh*t eventually. Its a matter of timing.

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  • rocktronAMP
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    you can. It's just a commuting cost. Like with a job.
    Which is what it is really.
    As a permie now, I have been interviewing mid-level engineers (mostly South East Asians, couple of British born or based folk).
    What is that to do with things you say? It's the youngish 30-40 with 7 to 12 years experience with young family or civil partnership and trying to get on the housing market or attempting to jump up over the £60K /70K barrier (shambles since that was a very good salary in 2002/2003).
    Well that demography are the ones willing to move from around for cheap.
    Kwasi Kwarteng / Truss if only their so-called "mini" budget was toned down enough that it didn't annoy markets (traders), but let the IR35 repeal go through, we'd be all great sitting pretty. Tarnation!

    So I think the State of the Market is going stagnate IMHO, if the companies are not flexible to allow remote working.
    Contractors (the great one and the good ones exluding the bad one) are not easy to find. I think when systems start to go wrong in 2023 and IT Directors realise that it is because they sacked off the architect, infrastructure principal engineer and the rest of all, then they will realise. I also think the best businesses will know this ahead and try the hardest to convert some of these great contractors into consultants, but what the hell am I talking about? I dont know anything ... let the game of musical chairs continue

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post

    It means you can't live somewhere cheap and expect to trouser London money.
    you can. It's just a commuting cost. Like with a job.
    Which is what it is really.

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    being inside IR35 reduces geographic mobility.
    It means you can't live somewhere cheap and expect to trouser London money.

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