I was wondering if anyone works in IT as a short term or long term contract and if they could kindly throw some light on the current market trends and prospects. I understand that it all boils down to your skills set, but what's the general feeling amongst IT contractors? Is it the right time to get into it? Has hourly pay taken a battering in recent times or is it pretty stable? I'm thinking of getting into it in order to enhance my earnings and would greatly appreciate any tips and advice.
I work on Windows platforms and am a technical expert in XP, Vista and proficient in Win 7. Also do scripting via Wise. My current role involves providing Tier 3 support to onfield System Admins and creating/developing customised Windows builds for our clients. Have an old MCSE (2k), but I wonder if it counts for anything.
Cheers and thanks in advance.