Freelancing. There is often a quandary to go contracting or not.
At Conspicuous we often talk to candidates about the pros and cons and find that the decision is often more complex than people initially think. Certainly there is the opportunity to earn much more money on a contract basis, but this is tempered with the lack of holiday pay, lack of sick pay and lack of any company benefits.
Contracting can give a little more flexibility and the opportunity to be your own boss. It also is up to you to find your own work going forward.
This radio article on BBC Radio 5 offers some perspective;