So sorry guyss I have been very busy lately. I will keep in active contact now I promise. I will address the points raised
Millbrother - The easiest way is to get in contact with an agency who you trust. The cloud market is miniscule but is growing at a phenominal rate. My company is SAP focused but is moving that focus for the first time in 14 years to Salesforce as we speak. If you have that amount of experience and have a proven track record within ICT agencies will snap you up because the demand will be huge soon, therefore the price is reflected in this.
Wellju/Clowntable - I really think there are lots of great ERP recruiting companies out there. The truth is you are not dealing with agencies, you are dealing with people. The key is to build a relationship with a recruiter. I for one try not to just talk to consultants when I need to. Sometimes I will call on the basis they might need help. The simple answer to this is keep a relationship. All companies have there competent people and people who are crap.
I will be honest we don't fucs on freetime projects because nobody can clarify the level of work you have done easily. We look to work with consultants who have achieved great results, because as you can appreciate we want to keep are clients happy and not just our consultants
Recruitment is bloody tough as I am sure you know. Not many sales people can say the product they are selling has an opinion
tbh I have been away from 2p2 due to a lack of poker, I kind of forgot about this thread (an honest recruiter eh? who would have thought) But I am really looking forward to the UKIPT in Brighton, anyone attending? Keep the questions coming.
Gullanian - It depends mate, I really think going through the certifications is not that important (shockingly), agencies look at previous track records, the cloud market is going to really become big (I work pretty much purely with SAP, so I wish this was not the case!) I think you could easily earn €550 - €650 a day in this market right now.