I have been working as a business analyst for just shy of 10 years. Over this time, I have seen my salary rise from a junior entry level salary of 25k to approx. 80k as a lead. Consistently told that I have great potential, the companies I have worked at have and continue to invest in helping me progress.
I feel I now need to make a decision about my future. My last promotion has moved me into a line management role, so less actual business analysis.
I know that if I continue down this path for for too long, the option of switching to contract as a BA may become increasingly difficult (correct me if I'm wrong). I also know I will continue making less money than I potentially could.
On the other hand, if I decide to switch to contracting, I will never know how far I could have progressed in the perm world.
So what are your thoughts? What would you do? Should I continue along the perm route or pack it all in and go contract?
Thanks in advance.