I've been at a consulting firm for the past 18 months but I feel as if though this job is not for me and that I would prefer to specialize within a more technical role such as software engineering. While I do have a background in a technical subject, I do need to brush up on my coding skills and 'close the gap' with what would be expected from a software engineer.
I wanted to understand from the community here if it "would be ok" if I decided to quit consulting and use the spare time that I have to focus on my coding skills or would the fact that I have quit my last job be looked down on unfavorably by potential employers?
In an ideal world, I wouldn't quit the job in order to focus solely on coding but would instead complement my job with coding on the side. However, given the demands of this job, I'm afraid the majority of my waking hours go towards casework and I have little time left over for much else.
Thank you very much!