Getting a technical job in 2015
  1. Getting a technical job in 2015

Getting a technical job in 2015 Getting a technical job in 2015


Trawling the many hundreds of job sites can be time consuming and non- productive. Below I will attempt to consolidate my process in looking for a new technical job in the UK; or more precisely in London.

Having spent twenty years in development, and most of that as a contractor. I have learnt some ways to expedite the process of gaining visibility, searching and also the best sites to update to gain recruiter exposure.

CW Jobs

CWJobs is my go to destination when looking for a new contract. It seems to have one of the most thorough databases, and I also believe quality recruitment agents subscribe to the database. So when I literally update my details I am pinged to all these recruiters for matches against the jobs they have.

The job alerts via email are also a very good option, but they do have a feature called instant job match, which will email you a relevant job as soon as it is listed.

  • Angular - London - Contract = 60 vacancies
  • PHP - London - Contract = 22 vacancies
  • Remote - Contract = 67 vacancies

CW also has a nice quick apply once your profile is complete successfully.

No specific search for remote jobs unfortunately.


TechnoJobs registration and profile completion on this site is easy. Giving access to a good search engine and plenty of varied jobs across all sectors. I personally like the job alerts from this site; setting up the following.

  • Angular - London - Contract = 28 vacancies
  • PHP - London - Contract = 15 vacancies
  • Remote - Remote - Contract = 126 vacancies

No specific search for remote jobs unfortunately.

I also like the quick apply option, powerful when the CV and cover email is already completed.

However I have not had much traction from the jobs applied from this site. On asking where recruiters found my details few are from here.


A direct site is my eyes is one that acts as a recruitment in-between. Companies such as digital agencies will post their briefs directly onto these portals and as long as your profile matches, you will get alerted to the project.

They will then also provide time sheet and invoice processes.

YunoJuno is one such site. I have completed one full contract through them and it was seamless. As long as time sheets were completed on time I would get paid weekly.

Elevate Direct Similar to YJ in terms of concept. I have however found their platform to be really buggy.

Glass Door

Glass Door provides more than just jobs, it is a company and salary review site also.

Found the Job search cumbersome, and was unable to bookmark the exact search from the URL.

  • JavaScript - London - Contract = 36 vacancies
  • Remote - Remote - Contract = 50 vacancies









Email Lists


Project work

Elance UpWork ODesk