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Is London the number one tech destination for IT jobs in the world?

London is a hugely iconic city with a lot to offer and is often labelled as one of the most desired cities to live in. Not only does London offer culture, entertainment, energy and dynamism but recent figures show that it is...

The Year Ahead For Technology Recruitment

Towards the end of 2015 we saw demand for scarce technology talent in the UK continuing to rise, contractors stepping in to fill roles and salaries increasing. Many of our clients have gone through growth phases this year and...

London Weighting

What is London Weighting? London weighting is an allowance that is given to certain workers who work in London in order to try and encourage key workers to stay in the capital, in spite of living costs that are considerably...

Security salary survey: Technical skill in growing demand

<p>Acumin and SearchSecurity.co.UK together have tracked security salary trends since 2008 and have found that pay continues to rise for those with strong technical skills, due to the demand for rationalising the...

Is cloud computing bad for your networking career?

Many network managers may have an emotional resistance to cloud computing, but experts explain the economic benefits and positive career impact outsourcing data centre resources can have. Get details from SearchNetworking.co.UK...

How much can I earn as a contractor in London?

Limited or Permanent Employee? Back to the question, "so how much will I take home as a contractor?" This is without a doubt one of the most common questions we get asked - not really surprising when you consider it’s one of...

London Contractor Guide to Limited or Umbrella company

PAYE Umbrella This is where you ' the contractor' essentially become an employee of the umbrella company. You submit time-sheets to the umbrella who will in turn, invoice the end client (or agency) for the work done by you....

London Contractors Guide to Expenses

What expenses can I claim as a Contractor working through my own limited company? HM Revenue and Customs have produced a heavyweight 100 page guide called: '2007 Expenses and benefits - A tax guide'. However, if you don’t have...

Business backs mayor Johnston

Boris Johnston, the new mayor of London, has been welcomed into office by a business community collectively keen to see him tackle the City’s weaknesses. Skills, transport and the 2012 Olympics have been firmly put at the top...