Contract or permenant - What is the market like? (uk)
I've been having a look round the forum and see that you are the experts in this field so i'd love to get some input into a decision im trying to make at the moment.
I'm currently working permanently as an instructional designer for a large company. I have 3 years experience in instructional design (using captivate and storyine, photoshop etc to an advanced level) and a further two years experience in blended training (mostly delivering live classroom training along with creating podcasts and simulations on a moodle site). I'm on a decent salary (over 40k) but im thinking about making my next career move in the next 3-6 months.
Basically im thinking i have two options - to apply for permanant "senor instructional designer" jobs i sometimes see or to work out my notice and start contracting.
I haven't contracted before but the whole moving from project to project lifestyle does appeal to me.
So basically i just wanted to know from the UK instructonal desgners on here what the contractor market is like? Are jobs quite abundant if you have a decent amount of experience? How much are the daily rates? would it be worth leaving my current job for?
I know it depends on a huge amount of different factors but just a general would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much in advance everyone!