Have you looked at the market lately for IT professionals? It's no longer a worker's market, take a look around. IT pro salaries are dropping, people are still being laid off and those people who find themselves without a job are having a very difficult time finding new employment even when they have skills that should be marketable.
It's not the same world in IT that it was a few months ago, I think that you should talk to some of your peers and look around a few sites to see what the market is currently like before time passes you by. (mind you, in IT time that doesn't take very long!)
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