Technology consultants and experts monitor market demand for their skills. The balance is to keep skills that both in demand by the market and command a higher rate.
Let’s start by comparing commodity or commoditizing skills such as:
Atlanta SQL Server job posts on indeed (1,407 at the time of this post)
Atlanta C# job posts on indeed (911 at the time of this post)
Atlanta SharePoint job posts on indeed (569 at the time of this post)
Lets look at the job trends nationally for each skill via indeed trends:
Their is a clear commodity skill shift is toward front end development. We can validate this by looking at the interest of a skill in comparison to job postings:
Now lets compare emerging technology skills of Office 365 and Azure to SharePoint:
>Note that SharePoint roles are on the decline where as Azure and Office 365 are on the rise. This is supported by the google trends on interest
Lets look at the interest of a skill in comparison to job postings:
>For Atlanta there are 3+ Office 365 job postings per job seeker (more jobs than people) Tweet this
The market continues to use Office 365 is a skill and not a job title such as “Office 365 Developer”. This is in contract to SharePoint that is used as both a skill and title.
Atlanta Office 365 job posts on indeed (123 at the time of this post)
Summary: Keep your front end development skills sharp so you can find work, learn Office 365 and obtain project where possible.