In partial reply to my own question I have run a couple of quick searches on and and was pleasantly surprised by the results. 
Should be able to keep my bases covered as I believe they say in America.  Now 
to get started on a CV.  Any advice would obviously still be appreciated.


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> I'm not sure how many UK subscribers there are to this list but here goes 
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> I am currently working for a large outsourcing company and the service I am 
> working on is being taken back in house, putting me in what is known in these
> parts of the world as a "reverse TUPE" situation.
> I am 36 years old and have been working as an RPG developer and providing 
> second line application support for the last 8 years.  I currently earn
> around 
> £32K plus on call and overtime payments (around an extra 5K).  I have a good
> level of experience, mostly self taught after intial training in RPGIII, and
> am 
> comfortable with all flavours of RPG (although having written nearly all new
> programs in free format for the last year or so I would not be very keen to
> go 
> back to RPGIII).
> My question is this: in case I find myself forced into the job market, what
> is 
> it like in the London area at the moment for someone like me?
> Just putting feelers out so to speak.
> Any info or advice (or job offers!) gratefully received.
> Martin
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