After 5 months of knowing, it's finally happened. I've signed my permanent contract at work... I'm now on salary!
Not sure if this is totally what I want, but I now have job security, which is an added bonus!
I suppose that I’ve grown used to the fact that as a contractor, I get paid for every hour that I work, and the more I work, the more I get paid.
The money isn't fantastic, and is almost the same as what I was earning as a contractor, but it's a start.