Last edited: 21 Jun 2018 Hi guys, I'm job hunting at the moment and have had some offers recently. Full time I'm looking at about €70-75k + pension + benefits etc. The full time jobs are easy to compare salary/benefits etc. However, I've also been offered a day rate contracting job on an initial 6 month contract (expected to last a year but no guarantees) with a day rate of €600 per day. For the contracting job I would have to setup an umbrella company and pay my own stamp etc. All the jobs (incl contracting) are for major financial institutions or tech/engineering companies. How would you go about comparing these offers, obviously the contractor role is great money but the fulltime jobs will give me 10-15% pension, pay prsi for me, health + job security, training etc. and the prospect of promotions etc. Would contracting hurt my career progression in the long term by not building up seniority in an organisation? Does anybody have any experience with these type of contract roles? Thanks for reading!