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The 2e2 effect & some advice for IT contractors in today’s market…please RT

Given the recent demise of 2e2 what lessons can you ‘Mr or Mrs Contractor’ learn to protect yourself & your revenue?

…the thoughts of Chairman Mills.

1. Understand your contract – check the wording of contract with the direct client or agency contract. What does it say about what would happen re: payment in the event of administration/insolvency?

2. Credit check the client and/or agency.

3.  Negotiate more frequent invoicing and quicker payment terms.

4. Look at some form of invoice payment protection insurance.

5. Keep your dukes up and protect yourself at all times.

Neil Mills

MillsHill

01803 321233

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Best way of visualising the #millshilljobindex stats? All comments welcome, plse RT

A very kind person came up with this way of visualising the #millshilljobsindex.

http://youtu.be/BCsmoZuQNIk

What’s your thoughts?

Does the movement of the data give meaning? …think that’s the key.

All comments welcome. Grateful for any retweets.

Neil – MillsHill – 01803 321233

 

 

 

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UK #citrix market: contract jobs up 7.69%, perm jobs up 33.83% #millshilljobindex

Stats as ever courtesy of Jobserve – see http://www.jobserv.com

Contract & Perm jobs up – perm job vacancies up nearly 34% and hits a reporting period high?

Hmmm, what’s driving that then?

…I know but of course you’d have to call me for that information.

Neil – MillsHill – 01803 321233

 

Date Citrix Contract % diff Citrix Contract % diff Citrix Contract % diff Citrix Searches % diff
  References in Ads Posted   No. of Applications   No. of Registered Candidates  
6/2/2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
20/2/2012 184 N/A 5,260 N/A 2,012 N/A 6,464 N/A
5/3/2012 209 13.59% 5,757 9.45% 1,943 -3.43% 6,192 -4.21%
19/3/2012 223 6.70% 6,048 5.05% 1,981 1.96% 6,096 -1.55%
2/4/2012 219 -1.79% 4,787 -20.85% 1,763 -11.00% 6,124 0.46%
16/4/2012 221 0.91% 6,008 25.51% 1,943 10.21% 3,983 -34.96%
30/4/2012 223 0.90% 6,284 4.59% 2,037 4.84% 6,292 57.97%
14/5/2012 195 -12.56% 6,129 -2.47% 2,209 8.44% 4,372 -30.51%
28/5/2012 210 7.69% 5,024 -18.03% 1,890 -14.44% 5,712 30.65%
Date Citrix Permanent % diff Citrix Permanent % diff Citrix Permanent % diff    
  References in Ads Posted   No. of Applications   No. of Registered Candidates  
6/2/2012 N/A N/A N/A
20/2/2012 470 N/A 4,229 N/A 1,703 N/A
5/3/2012 450 -4.26% 3,658 -13.50% 1,556 -8.63%
19/3/2012 440 -2.22% 3,851 5.28% 1,619 4.05%
2/4/2012 431 -2.05% 3,137 -18.54% 1,517 -6.30%
16/4/2012 412 -4.41% 3,076 -1.94% 1,394 -8.11%
30/4/2012 425 3.16% 3,443 11.93% 1,555 11.55%
14/5/2012 399 -6.12% 3,002 -12.81% 1,416 -8.94%
28/5/2012 534 33.83% 4,715 57.06% 1,966 38.84%
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No. of UK #VMware contracts down 24.12% latest #millshilljobsindex – plse RT of comment

Stats courtesy of Jobserve – see http://www.jobserve.co.uk

Hmmm, number of VMware contracts down nearly a quarter.

Me thinks the market doesn’t know if its Arthur or Martha!

…admittedly last 2 week reporting period did include 1 x bank holiday.

Since beginning of reporting the high has been 340 and the low 233, indicating the market is ‘trading’ towards the lower end of the scale.

Comments?

Neil – MillsHill – 01803 321233

 

Date VMware Contract % diff VMware Contract % diff VMware Contract % diff VMware Searches % diff
References in Ads Posted No. of Applications No. of Registered Candidates
6/2/2012 250 7,235 2,151 11,162
20/2/2012 233 -6.80% 5,943 -17.86% 1,968 -8.51% 15,096 35.24%
5/3/2012 243 4.29% 5,574 -6.21% 1,875 -4.73% 11,935 -20.94%
19/3/2012 255 4.94% 7,096 27.31% 2,137 13.97% 11,017 -7.69%
2/4/2012 239 -6.27% 5,466 -22.97% 1,728 -19.14% 11,213 1.78%
16/4/2012 233 -2.51% 4,704 -13.94% 1,493 -13.60% 7,316 -34.75%
30/4/2012 340 45.92% 7,870 67.30% 2,047 37.11% 12,507 70.95%
14/5/2012 258 -24.12% 6,993 -11.14% 2,061 0.68% 8,710 -30.36%

 

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