There's nothing nice about living in Newquay
And nothing wrong with a little surf commute.
Besides, west coast of Ireland is much nicer, and the surf is better.
In a stunning turn of events, it has transpired that the best place in the UK to get a developer job is London, and that Londoners get the best money too, so if you dream of pulling off a C++ coding job in Newquay then change your dream now, though I'm sure it's a nice place to live. Jobs site theitjobboard has drawn up an …
What are the people under the separate entries for "VB.NET" and "C#" doing, that the people doing ".NET" aren't, for instance - and why does it merit 3 different salary ranges? Perl.NET, presumably.
In my area, apparently, the VB.NET people are the most expensively-rewarded of the three, but all three groups would be better off if they were doing thing called "Cisco" instead, while the plain ".NET" people wouldn't take much of a hit if they just jacked it in and specialised in "HTML".
This must be what you get when the recruitment types are left to their own devices to categorise things; no actual understanding of any one entry, much less of how they relate to and overlap with each other.
It's a bit scary that this lot are the first line when it comes to fitting people to jobs.
Once you've paid the insane rents in London your 45k doesn't go very far.
£500pcm here gets me a 3 bed house w/garden in a nice area, and close enough to my job I can work, which means I pay almost nothing in fuel cost, and get home at ten past five relaxed and ready for the evening.
The alternative is to earn about 10k more by working in London, spend minimum 2 hours a day stuck in a traffic jam on the M25, have fuel costs, congestion charge costs... No thanks.
I wouldn't read to much into a £45k C++ average salary - I'd imagine most, especially contracts, are advertised as market rate or "excellent salary + benefits" thus ruling themselves out of the calculation. The C++ contractor that used to sit next to me in my last job was on around £700/day and reckoned that was about average amongst his peers, in which case he'd have paid that rent by home time.
There are some weird items in that skill list; how does one do a job of "OO" or "XML" in isolation? Surely they're particular areas of knowledge you bring into play with one of the separately listed programming languages, like C++ or VB.NET?
And pay-wise, apparently C# > Programmer | C++ | XML > Developer. But someone that does C# or C++ _is_ a programmer or a developer.
Not sure this system is terrible meaningful.
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