what are the highest paid skills for freelancers? i noticed devsecop is really well paid.

what are the highest paid skills for freelancers? i noticed devsecop is really well paid. to do this, what languages should I learn first? any other suggestions on type of roles to aspire to and what to learn for those?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Devops is kinda like programmer meets engineer (E.g sysadmin)

    Cloud computing/Linux sysadmin earns good too. Just know Linux and bash scripting.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Devops is kinda like programmer meets engineer (E.g sysadmin)

      my background is business analyst and functional erp consultant. i'm trying to learn coding now and do something different. is it realistic to actualy become devops or devsecops engineer if am just learning coding now? (and do not have a masters in computer science etc)

      maybe i wasted my time learning javascript somewhat tho, i was so clueless i had no idea where to start with all these languages

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bruh honestly I’d go the Linux route. That’s my objective anyway. Bash + python and just admin that shit. Pays well and is interesting.

        As for the “am I too old blablabla”; if you were a 35 yo virgin would you ask me whether you’re too old to start getting some bitches? We live in a tech world. Tech = learn new shit without pause or else get stuck and eventually become obsolete.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >We live in a tech world. Tech = learn new shit without pause or else get stuck and eventually become obsolete.
          yeah, I agree with this. In fact I think there is not much future in what I'm doing right now. Rates have been steadily declining for ERP consultants for a reason.

          So should I learn python first then? I impulsively purchased also a course on devsecops and it blew my mind a major portion of it is about linux.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Python is good cause it’s versatile. Bash is good, to me, cause Linux just sorta makes sense.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Python is good cause it’s versatile. Bash is good, to me, cause Linux just sorta makes sense.

              and am i in fact pretty much wasting my time with shit like javascript and reactjs? I sort of stumbled on those things since i didnt know where to start my journey. now i found out javascript only returns really shitty paid roles (i only search for freelance stuff)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have no fucking clue. I’m self taught no degree and work in IT support rn. I don’t wanna build websites or anything like that and iirc that’s what JavaScript is for.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, i think i was retarded to spend time on it. who am i kidding with web development. i think i will first do python so i can make automation stuff, since there is always a lot of demand for automating stuff.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Automation is the way brother. And can be done alone. From home.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that would be living the dream, bro
                let's say i want to focus on that idea "automation", should i start learning python or first something else? trying to make some type of roadmap here of how i must proceed to make this dream a reality

                >step 1:
                >step 2:
                >step 3:
                >???
                >profit

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what are the highest paid skills for freelancers?
    General IT working for startups who are willing to travel.

    I shit you not living in bumfuck wherever near an airport willing to go install some dumb equipment you can have a huge take home with an insanely low cost of living.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >General IT working for startups who are willing to travel.

      really? care to expatiate? i would travel to the end of the earth for the big bux

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >live in low cost of living area 145k for 3br not a big deal or double wide 3 br+2 acre land for ~40k thank you midwest
        >work with contract sites like fieldnation, TekSystems, AreoTek, CDW, whatever
        >do dumb bullshit industry certs like how 2 install a san in a rack or plug in a switch all can take at home
        >fly out to fuck all they want me at
        >usually setting up some desktops, rebooting a router, installing/swapping something in a rack, being remote hands
        >contracts often pay well 100-135/hr
        >flights/hotel/car paid for
        >get money if I drive my own car as well
        >get food expense of 55/day
        >pay all with my rewards card for points, use hotel membership for extra points/free nights
        >may work 12ish hours over 2-3 days make 1-1.5k
        >can often double dip with clients if they only need remote help with something
        >ez +175k year in a place where median income is ~35k

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>???
          how do you only make 175K a year if you make 100-135 per hour?

          Guessing that it's not a stable gig? i grossed 189k€ last year implementing obsolete erp technology. tbh it blew my mind, but i just feel that the best days of that line of work are behind us

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how do you only make 175K a year if you make 100-135 per hour?
            Contract completion bonuses, some jobs pay more depending on the work if you are "certified" for it, you can double down on contracts such as "contract is 10 hours work for client" finish in 8 but you still get paid for the 10 quoted, so for 2 other hours you just work doing a remote quick gig.

            >Guessing that it's not a stable gig?
            Pick and choose your work, like I could work full weeks, but sometimes I'll take a month off go fuck off some where. Like a few months ago I just dicked around Belgium because I had excess cash and enough flight points+hotel rewards from work, to make it essentially free.

            >i just feel that the best days of that line of work are behind us
            It's more that you've climbed the tower that you don't see that kind of work as being relative to you position. While I have some higher industry certificates in cloud platforms, storage, networking, etc. I will still take a job that will pay me 4k for a week+bonus to go set up some office in bumfuck Alaska for a oil company and get my free food the entire trip with the ability to just dick around the state after until my next contract.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >It's more that you've climbed the tower that you don't see that kind of work as being relative to you position

              fuck this sounds really important for me to understand, but i dont. can you please explain in other wording

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What I mean is you've probably gotten into a position where you're so high up the corporate ladder that the idea of "we need some dude to go rack some servers in X, then get the router on line, then ensure all the desktops are set up" isn't something you think about when a project comes through. It's not a bad thing but it still needs to be done for companies to operate.

                Maybe your Helpdesk needs a full server upgrade but laws require someone on site do it, and while doing that upgrade all the desktops. Instead of your Helpdesk guy doing it they would contact someone like fieldnation->find someone willing to fly out and do it->offer a flat fee for it->get it done. That way your business is still operating as normal and for a small fee in terms of overall operational costs you're shits done for the company to keep going.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am currently looking for an € 800 / day contract, most likely again in ERP stuff until I finally master something else like python. Googling python related contract jobs, i often see them paid only 500-600 / day tho. Highest i've seen so far was € 850/day but it was for something really senior seeming devsecops role and python was but one of many many requirements

    Pretty anxious about risking a drop in income if I end up switching careers

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    according to these stats, python developers earn less than erp consultants, is it true?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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