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EssexBA
13th April 2012, 10:24
Hi Guys

I had always thought about contracting when I was a "permie" as I was not one for office politics and just liked doing a good job. I was made redundant about 6 months ago and thought this would be a good time as any to really think about doing it as I thought I had nothing to loose and was available at a moments notice.

I have worked in IT for over 17 years from a developer to a Business Analyst (BA) and want to pursue the BA route as a contractor. My experience has been with consultancies and software houses working on many and varied projects across many industries and can bring extensive knowledge and experience with me however each project was but not much beyond 1 year in duration. I am thinking "Is this the major stumbling block, or is it just the same current market conditions that are effecting the "permie" market too". How much experience in a particular "Domain" is deemed to be satisfactory for a contractor? How much of a specialist does one have to be?

Regards

EssexBA

northernladuk
13th April 2012, 12:14
I believe 18 years experience is the current minimum :grin

pmeswani
13th April 2012, 12:57
I believe 18 years experience is the current minimum :grin

I thought it was 40. Damn, I need to go back to perm. :grin

escapeUK
21st April 2012, 12:46
I have worked in IT for over 17 years from a developer to a Business Analyst (BA) and want to pursue the BA route as a contractor. My experience has been with consultancies and software houses working on many and varied projects across many industries and can bring extensive knowledge and experience with me however each project was but not much beyond 1 year in duration. I am thinking "Is this the major stumbling block,

IMO that is not a problem at all. If you had said you had only worked in IT a few years then maybe. But 17 years of solid experience on a lot of different projects, I think you will do very well!