Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
if you switch focus you will almost invariable end up at the bottom end of rates, there are very few and far between roles around £600 a day for any roles, so coming in as a newbie and having that exception is less than ideal. Reskilling to keep current, I'm all for (I've changed focus at least twice in my contracting career) but doing it to keep at top dollar straight away won't work.

If rate if your key factor, have you thought about skilling up rather than across? You say you are a PM, have you tried Programme roles?
That's a very good suggestion but the trouble is there are so many programme managers also not working at the moment so competition is tough. Along with programme manager roles, maybe look at developing skills in Portfolio Management/P3O?