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    Don't knock it. It's my key skill too, and I also make a tidy living from it. It helps that I can code in VB, .Net, Java, various unix scripting languages and have Fixed Income and FX Derviative business knowledge, but I'm most marketable because I'm a better VBA programmer than anyone else on this floor.

    dwayne comes across as a churlish know it all bore on all employment matters, but I must say that his underlying message is often close to the truth.
    Where was I knocking it?!? I think you're misinterpreting interest for scorn.

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      Originally posted by afters
      dreamer!

      you're a low level visual basic IT contactor working on fixed contract at JPMorgan as I understand it.

      there are thousands with your skills!

      if you make a transition to staff rather than contract, if you make VP (which many do) then you may one day be looking at a package rather less impressive than you are spouting above.

      good luck to you, but you're hardly there are you, hardly even started!
      So he's a low level contractor yet he's earning a tidy sum. Who's the cu*t? Agree with your second point though, as far as I can see, you have to be in the right place at the right time, you have to prove your competence AND you MUST be a good politician in order to get to the sort of financial rewards he's talking about.

      Personally, I've decided there are too many unknowns to risk taking the plunge into a "permy" life and have decided to stay self employed.
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      Having worked in and around investment banks and dealing rooms for more than a few years, I dont know many IT contractors, who went on to become full blown traders ? Its a completely different skill set.
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      Originally posted by afters
      dreamer!

      you're a low level visual basic IT contactor working on fixed contract at JPMorgan as I understand it.

      there are thousands with your skills!

      if you make a transition to staff rather than contract, if you make VP (which many do) then you may one day be looking at a package rather less impressive than you are spouting above.

      good luck to you, but you're hardly there are you, hardly even started!
      There's thousands of people that have similar skills, but there's not thousands of people working on the rates trade floor of top tier banks...like I said before im quite lucky. Also the figures I quoted are hardly big bucks when you consider the article in the standard saying that thousands of new millionaires are going to be created after the bonus rounds this year. I know what people around me are earning, so I have a fair idea of what I can achieve ta very much.

      I am making the transition from contractor to perm, at the beginning of next month. To be more business aligned and to get this opp. I've had to go to a second tier bank, I start as an associate and my aim will be moving sharply away from what I'm currently doing but yes I'm a long way off (6-7 years)

      What do you do out of interest Afters?
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      Originally posted by Smart Mart
      Having worked in and around investment banks and dealing rooms for more than a few years, I dont know many IT contractors, who went on to become full blown traders ? Its a completely different skill set.
      I don't have to be a trader to get the figures I'm talking about, I may become a salesman/marketer (which I would consider an easier job than I'm doing at the moment). I know a lot of IT contractors that have become quants guys mind.
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      I know a lot of IT contractors that have become quants guys mind.
      I know of one - he was a contractor but he had to take a masters degree to do it. He now regrets it - the increase in salary isn't significant, the job is more boring and the people in the quants team are total bores.
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      Originally posted by Simster
      I know of one - he was a contractor but he had to take a masters degree to do it. He now regrets it - the increase in salary isn't significant, the job is more boring and the people in the quants team are total bores.
      quant is very simlar to another word
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      Originally posted by dwayne
      quant is very simlar to another word
      quantity?
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      quantity?
      yes and cunnt

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      Anyway, so what do you guys do - develop and maintain a small series of Excel/VBA apps that are used continuously or develop a large number of one-off apps quickly to assist with particular trading positions and decisions that arise?

      Or none of the above.

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