Finding a job amid coronavirus is obviously, a difficult time for all involved and it's likely to remain difficult while the world recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are some ways to get ahead.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything - both for businesses and individuals. As well as the obvious health implications and risks, it also brings with it a wealth of economic issues, and there are fears that many more will lose their jobs alongside the already-growing unemployed.
There’s a lot of developers out there, with a lot of different skillsets, wants and needs, and companies also have a diverse and sometimes very specific set of needs - so it’s important for us to look at the market and research and see what developers’ priorities are.
A big change is afoot in the contractor market in the UK. New rules — known as IR35 — mean that some businesses which currently use contractors will have to decide their status and whether they need to become full-time staff.
Earlier this year, Computer Weekly released its annual salary survey for those working in technology in the UK and Ireland. As Redcat has recently produced an infographic illustrating some statistics of the Front-End Development market, alongside consultant Jack Prior’s commentary, now seems like as good a time as any to discuss tech salaries in the UK.
At RedCat, we think it’s important to give both the candidates and clients we work with a genuine overview of the market. I know everyone says ‘oh we can tell you exactly what’s going on out there’, well in this case, the proof is in the pudding.
Every week I (and I’m sure most other agency recruiters) will get 10’s of messages and reach outs from people looking for a job in the UK but are coming from a location which requires them to get a tier 2 sponsorship visa.