Ergh. My boss just called me in and tells me that in the current financial environment, they can't afford to renew my contract when it finishes at the start of January. It's not the best job in the world by some margin, but the way the recruitment market is in London right now it would have been nice to stay here for another six months or so.
Jobserve is showing less than ten jobs matching all of my criteria (perl, unix, contract, london) and for most of those you need C++ or Java knowledge that I don't have. One of them looks like an interesting training lead tho', but the agent dealing with it is away on a long weekend. I'll drop him an email and call him on Monday.
And, of course, if anyone out there is in London and could use a Perl consultant or trainer, starting early next year, please drop me a line.