Good afternoon fellow forumites.
I was wondering if I could get some honest feedback from others that have taken the leap and become IT contractors.
The company I work for (who shall remain nameless until I no longer work for them) have decided that the BI function that's currently provided from two sites within their UK operation is one which can better be provided by staff in India, which means that I and 12 other people will be redundant as from the end of September.
I've been with the company in its various incarnations for the past fifteen years, so I'm going to be walking away with a fairly good redundancy package. I've always toyed with the idea of being an IT contractor and picking up short-term contracts, but because I've had a permanent position I've been unwilling to take that leap into the unknown. Now though, that opportunity is presenting itself.
I've been in IT since 1995 and would say that the majority of my skills lie in database administration, specifically around Microsoft SQL Server (2005/2008). I know that there are various ways in which to set up as a contractor, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me any pointers on the best way to go about it.