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New Show: Principal Tech E1 – Is UK Contracting Worth It?

04 November 2021 No comments

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I have a new show Principal Tech E1 – Is UK Contracting Worth It? I uploaded the first episode to YouTube and I will add more shows for the foreseeable future. I am the Principal Technologist. In the autumn 2021, I had many enquiries about this nature of work. Some people have been asking me […]

PPJWT Five insights into why I chose IT contracting? Why not? (FINAL)

21 January 2021 Comments off

2 minutes

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Today, I uploaded to YouTube a long form video (00:25:27 duration). In this long-form video presentation, I discuss my personal choice of why I chose contracting over permanent opportunities in my career. I share my feelings and historic decisions of why I got into contracting, why I found it beneficial and why it can be […]

OUTSIDE IR35 CONTRACTS – Advertisement aimed at small business exempt clients

05 January 2021 Comments off

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This is my advertisment to find Small Business Exempt clients in 2021     If this is you, and your small business falls under the government criteria (2 of 3), and in the near future, if you are considering hiring a Java contractor developer specialist, then you find my details: My Linkedin is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterpilgrim2000/ […]

Marketing OUTSIDE IR35 Contract Action Plan 2021

20 December 2020 Comments off

2 minutes

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Season’s Greetings All My plan of action for 2021 is to: Go back to OUTSIDE IR35 contracting Off Payroll Worker tax change pending April 2021 is essentially a tax grab by the revenue Take advantage of the Small Company Exemption and help clients beat their bigger competition and disrupt their target markets. Because of the […]

PPJWT Job Security Contract – Off Payroll Working 2021- BONUS Part 2

17 December 2020 Comments off

2 minutes

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Hello all and Seasons Greeting This is video is part of my online course called “How to improve your Personal Performance in Java Work Technology (PPJWT)?”. My name is Peter Pilgrim, I created PPJWT in 2020. PPJWT is a commercial course, you can find it on Vimeo on Demand. This discussion lecture is the second […]

PPJWT Bonus Lecture – Future of Contracting

07 December 2020 Comments off

2 minutes

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I was umming and ahhing over this lecture for a while, since the subject is relevant to me now. I am an independent contractor and for 2020, I have had to suffer the consequence of not finding client who will afford OUTSIDE IR35 determination. It led me to really think deeply about the future of […]

Video Blog: System terminal – input: reboot 2020 output: reboot impossible

16 July 2020 Comments off

3 minutes

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2020 And yes it is impossible to reboot the year 2020. On Wednesday, 1st January 2020, I had no idea what COVID-19 meant. It might have been a News Years Day tomorrow off some infection into China, but like for many of you, I was too busy sleeping off the night’s celebrations. Little did we […]

Symptoms of dysfunctional architecture – budgeting software development in digital transformation

18 February 2017 Comments off

17 minutes

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I have been involved in a few projects that are considered digital transformation. The term has a wildly convoluted meaning inside the industry. Some people think that this is about bringing about Agile software practices to laggard organisations, others believe that it is all about converting monolithic systems to micro-service oriented applications and, still, others […]

The end of contracting at GOV.UK for the foreseeable future

28 November 2016 Comments off

4 minutes

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The Government Digital Service was created way back in 2010 based on the ideas and the report from Dame Martha Lane Fox. It was supposed to be Agile, faster and efficient and cost effective for the UK. Whereas previous big projects eventually cost the tax payers scores of millions of British pounds, if not hundreds […]

Contractors: Avoid TEST-FIRST software engineering testing platforms

20 July 2016 2 comments

3 minutes

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I recommend experienced contractors avoid software engineering testing platforms especially when the client requests you complete a test before a telephone or face-to-face interview. In other word, avoid TEST-FIRST. Of course, you might exactly know what you are getting into, conduct research and seeing it for yourself. Just know the consequences. I took a Hacker […]

How to hire an elite level international football head coach and what you can’t do bugger about it

19 July 2016 Comments off

4 minutes

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Based the last blog entries: Part 1 and Part 2. This is tongue-in-check, however please read it and the last paragraph. Today, 19th July, I saw somebody had tweeted about Head Coach job specification for Belgium. Discover the desired profile of the new Belgian Red Devils’ head coach. – Experience and results in the currently […]

Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it (Part 2)

18 July 2016 3 comments

9 minutes

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Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it In Part 1, we look into the question of why companies suck at finding great contractors. We covered reviewing the genuine opportunity. We touched on why demand for great contractors outstrips the supply. We saw why TEST-FIRST recruitment is an abject […]

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