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    Quote Originally Posted by hairymouse View Post
    Really? I see roles come up every once in a while, but that's probably just because I do a search for anything with "SQL" . The developer roles seem to be around £400 and up. Is that right?

    More importantly, is it hard to learn?
    Probably fairly easy to learn. Very difficult to get the many demonstrable years of experience to even stand a chance against 100's of highly skilled contractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Probably fairly easy to learn. Very difficult to get the many demonstrable years of experience to even stand a chance against 100's of highly skilled contractors.
    If the market is as hot as the previous poster says, you wouldn't be in competition with 100s of highly skilled contractors. If the market is hot enough, you might not be in competition with any at all. And if it's easy to learn, then you've got the skills. You've just got to find a client who's okay with you not having so much experience and might be tolerant of you taking a bit longer or needing more support from the rest of the team. Stands to reason that if the skills are in such demand, you'll have a bigger chance of finding a client like that.

    I'm not saying that anyone could just come in off the street and fake it, but if it's a product that's closely related to other Microsoft products and works like other Microsoft tools that I already know, then it might be worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairymouse View Post
    If the market is as hot as the previous poster says, you wouldn't be in competition with 100s of highly skilled contractors. If the market is hot enough, you might not be in competition with any at all. And if it's easy to learn, then you've got the skills. You've just got to find a client who's okay with you not having so much experience and might be tolerant of you taking a bit longer or needing more support from the rest of the team. Stands to reason that if the skills are in such demand, you'll have a bigger chance of finding a client like that.

    I'm not saying that anyone could just come in off the street and fake it, but if it's a product that's closely related to other Microsoft products and works like other Microsoft tools that I already know, then it might be worth a look.
    "SQL developer" roles have been around for over 20 years. Trying to get work with with no experience in industry is 'faking it'. Without lying about experience you don't stand a chance.
    You might get a permie job for £20k like that but not a specialist role.

    A hot market, with little supply to feed it, doesn't mean clients are going to buy tulip. They'll pay more, wait or do something else (buy it from TCS/Wipro for example).
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