Anyone hiring at the moment?

Raphael Mankin raph at
Mon Sep 21 14:22:35 BST 2009

Well, I've been bumming about contracting for over 30 years, and the
market seems to be picking up a bit. There are more jobs about and rates
are also up.

Perl is in a funny state. On the one hand, people are saying that Perl
is dead, everything has gone to Python or Java or ... OTOH managers that
I have spoken to say that it is extremely difficult to find half way
decent Perl programmers. They eal problem is to get through the door in
the first place. the pre-selection at the job agencies bears no relation
to either skills  or requirements.

On Mon, 2009-09-21 at 13:03 +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> I've been bumming around contracting for the last few months - but I  
> think that a regular salary probably suits me (and my slackness about  
> invoicing) better. Is anyone interesting hiring at the moment or has  
> this financial meltdown thing (news of which has reached even the  
> provinces) stopped all the fun?

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