Skills are not as important as you think
most people can’t recognize the difference between someone who is in the 95% margin of skill in a field from a person who is in the 80% margin of skill in that field, unless they also happen to be an expert themselves in that field. Unless you are a doctor, or dentist or auto mechanic, you probably don’t have a way of really evaluating how good a doctor or dentist or auto mechanic is—although you can probably quickly spot a phony.
If you are at a decent level of skill, you will see much bigger benefits in building a name for yourself than you will in increasing your skill further. How to Become a More Valuable Software Developer