Why Analysts Will Make More Than Programmers One Day Soon

Dan Gudema
5 min readAug 9, 2018

We keep hearing that the end of programming is coming, but quite honestly it seems like it is either way off in the future or will morph into something else, maybe not called programming. And trust me it has been a long dusty road from seeing 10,000 open programming related job openings when I lived in the NYC metro and Northern New Jersey in the Star Ledger around 1992 to a point where there is virtually no programming jobs listed in any NYC physical newspaper. And the ones that are listed online are becoming less and less prominent.

First off outsourcing took that 10,000 open programming jobs down from 10,000 to 1,000. Many NY area companies probably prefer to not outsource, but quite frankly that is an internal corporate security issue or personal preference. The shear pressure of being able to at least cut the cost in half to 1/3 is a constant appeal to send jobs overseas. Now, outsourcing totally has its own problems. that I have seen called confusion and lack of passion. Lots of messed up projects sent overseas during what we can call the learning the h hard way years, but even those issues are becoming less and less of an issue. I worked with Ukrainian programmers for a couple years and quite frankly they were excellent in their skills and no better or less than Americans. They were professional and extremely well educated. As far as their work ethic, probably better than American. So, we have sent off as much we can physically possible outsource at this point. It will still go on, but in a multi-cultural, multi-global environment, even protectionists can’t stop. Pretty much too late to stop the Internet, UpWork, Fiverr or other ways to get programming resources fast and cheap. That genie has been left the bottle long ago.

Second there is automation. Even I am working on an automation platform for SEO, Events and Integrated Marketing called Take It National. Marketing automation like Infusionsoft, cloud based automation, and other automation projects are creating products that reduce the need for customized services as each day passes. This is not a product necessarily of outsourcing. It’s the nature of the beast. If I can make a living reducing SEO guys who charge $10,000 for 3 months work to a $150 a month bill and a $500 setup, hey don’t blame me for that. It’s a way to make a living. But think about it. As more and more people create automated platforms using artificial intelligence, the goals and future is starting to look very different. As each…

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Dan Gudema

Founder SEO Turbo Booster, http://seoturbobooster.com, Writer, Speaker, Consultant. Email me at dan@seoturbobooster.com to contact me.