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October 21, 2010  6:00 AM

How offshored software development and Linux put the London Stock Exchange ahead of its rivals

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, Linux, MillenniumIT, Offshoring, Turquoise

The London Stock Exchange offshored the development of its core trading system when it acquired Sri Lanka based MillenniumIT. It also dumped .Net and moved to...

October 12, 2010  12:01 PM

C#, SQL, .NET and Javascript skills could be in short supply in the UK for a long time

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation's (REC)  latest report found there to be software...

September 28, 2010  8:00 AM

The software that costs the most to fix once live, revealed

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, ABAP, Cast, cc, COBOL, J2EE

September 10, 2010  3:49 PM

UK IT workers are leaving the UK because they are fed up

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, ICT, Java, Linux, Offshoring, SQL, Unix, Windows

The number of overseas workers in the UK is driving local talent out. Below is an account from a UK IT professional about why he decided to leave these shores for pastures new.

The post below was in reaction to a blog about the possibility of the

August 5, 2010  3:11 PM

Linux rises most but SQL, Java, C, C#, .Net and ASP skills most demanded

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, ASP, C, CWJobs, Java, Linux, SQL

Outsourcing is a great way to fill skills gaps so once again I am blogging about demand for particular skills. End user businesses need to know where they can go to fill skill gaps and service providers need to know what skills are in demand.

The latest

August 5, 2010  12:09 PM

SAP, Perl as well as .Net skills in short supply in the UK

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, KPMG, Perl, REC, recruitment, SAP, Skills

I blogged earlier this month about a shortage of .Net skills being reported in the UK. I had a lot of reaction from Indian suppliers, where there seems to be plenty of...

July 8, 2010  2:18 PM

.Net shortage blog post unearths .Net deluge

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, Skills

Following my blog post yesterday about the high demand for .Net skills in the UK I have been contacted by a plethora of companies offering their services.


July 7, 2010  12:17 PM

.NET developers in demand from UK businesses

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, Capgemini, KPMG, Microisoft, REC

With businesses offshoring software development, by the truckload, it is good to see that there are actually some software skills in demand in the UK.

According to the latest...

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