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Previously on "is the IT market dead in the water?"

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  • avonleigh
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    Job market seems to have gone quiet but only a few weeks ago it was booming. So can't say it's dead, just a lull. Don't know about Python as I work in Testing.

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  • NorthWestPerm2Contr
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    WTF?

    Python (PySpark, Databricks, Synapse Analytics) is in huge demand. Getting constantly called and emailed about doing contracts involving Python and with very healthy Outside IR35 day rates. I have not been on the bench for one minute in the last 4 years. Getting a bit sick of it to be honest.

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  • vetran
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    saw this

    Jesus walks into a Bed and Breakfast, puts 3 nails on the counter and says


    "Can you put me up for the night?"

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Orthodox. They're always behind the times..

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  • Whorty
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I logged off old client at 1635 and at 1700 received a call from a new client offering me the next gig. If that's dead then I must be Jesus.
    You're a week late LM ... wasn't you supposed to rise from the dead last Sunday?

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  • ladymuck
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    I logged off old client at 1635 and at 1700 received a call from a new client offering me the next gig. If that's dead then I must be Jesus.

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  • ConsultingTechArchitect
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    That's why you learn Java but have industry vertical niches where you can bring expertise.

    There are lots of crappy Java devs; there are less Java devs that know Azure and understand retail or insurance end-to-end processes.

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by ConsultingTechArchitect View Post
    Time to learn Java mate.
    Learn Azure or AWS, Data Science or Cyber security. Less competition.

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by ConsultingTechArchitect View Post
    Time to learn Java mate.
    Then you get compete for roles with the hundreds of thousands of other Java devs out there.

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  • ConsultingTechArchitect
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    Time to learn Java mate.

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  • _V_
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    There appears to be a huge amount of work for both Azure and AWS cloud specialists. I cannot imagine anyone with those skills having more than a week between gigs.

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  • edison
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    Originally posted by quackhandle View Post
    It seems like the whole IT world has moved away from SQL Server / Azure to Oracle and AWS/GCP.

    And the list of requirements from clients has gone mental, its like wanting a plumber but also wanting them with first rate pottery and blade-smithing skills.

    qh


    Really? Microsoft released their latest quarterly results recently and I can't remember the exact numbers but their market share is something like 2-3 x GCP. Obviously still some way behind AWS.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by quackhandle View Post
    It seems like the whole IT world has moved away from SQL Server / Azure to Oracle and AWS/GCP.

    And the list of requirements from clients has gone mental, its like wanting a plumber but also wanting them with first rate pottery and blade-smithing skills.

    qh





    Strange it was SQL & Azure all the way in December. Oracle wasn't even mentioned (I have both).

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  • quackhandle
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    It seems like the whole IT world has moved away from SQL Server / Azure to Oracle and AWS/GCP.

    And the list of requirements from clients has gone mental, its like wanting a plumber but also wanting them with first rate pottery and blade-smithing skills.

    qh






    Last edited by quackhandle; 27 April 2022, 11:08.

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  • GJABS
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    Originally posted by Unix View Post
    Finished a contract last week and put on my Linkedin I was looking for work, RIP my inbox. Got 2 outside IR35 interviews and 2 offers within a few days. Boomin! (.NET Azure)

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