Firstly, I am a programmer. I am currently working in a company building a .NET web app. I have 4.5 years of programming experience in companies but I have been programming website applications for 10 years now. I am a full-stack programmer capable of creating proper relational databases in MySQL / SQL, I can write SQL stored procedures which are extremely complicated but efficient, I can program with PHP / C#, I have a high level of HTML/CSS/jQuery, I know how to use photoshop / illustrator. In summary, I can build a web application from design to delivery on my own if necessary. If not on my own, I can easily work with a team to achieve those goals, focussing on specific areas.
When I look at contractor jobs in the UK I see incredible salaries ranging from £200 - £400 a day for a contractor.
- How good do you actually have to be for these roles?
- How can I determine if I am capable of actually getting these jobs?
- I imagine them paying this much money for some incredible genius who arrives and solves all their problems? Am I just creating an image and it's not like this?