Dear What am I Worth,
I am a New Zealander considering returning home after 10 years working in the US. I have over five years’ experience with Microsoft enterprise tools, and would consider myself to be an expert at developing applications using the following technologies VB, SQL Server, ASP, MTS, COM/DCOM, ADO, IIS, VBScript, JScript, HTML, CSS, DHTML, SSL. My database experience includes SQL Server and Oracle although SQL Server is much stronger (includes database application design). I also have strong experience over the last couple of years with emerging technologies XML, XSL, XML-DOM, and I am working on some .Net initiatives.
I also have some mainframe and Unix experience, although I would prefer to leave that behind. My present position is lead applications developer. I have considerable experience in lead roles and experience encompassing the full life cycle development. I have the MCSD qualification. I am interested in a similar or applications architect position.
TMP Worldwide replies: As far as the permanent roles go, you could expect a salary in the region of $85,000+ and in contracting roles you would expect approximately $70 per hour.