In the News

Freelance Skills in Q3 2017 – The fastest-growing

Upwork, the largest freelancing website, today released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. This comes on the heels of the “Freelancing in America: 2017” study, the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, which found that 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workforce) freelanced in the past year and also predicts that the majority of the U.S. workforce will freelance within a decade.

“Freelancers realize how quickly the skills needed are evolving and are the most proactive members of the workforce, reskilling much more frequently than traditional employees,” said Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Gender, Education and Work. “Because of this, they will play a major role in guiding the future of work — something we all have a responsibility to do.”

The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in Q3 2017 all experienced more than 100 percent year-over-year growth, while the top ten grew more than 200 percent compared to the same time period last year (Q3 2016).

The top 20 fastest-growing skills, Q3 2017:

  1. Robotics
  2. Blockchain
  3. Bitcoin
  4. Penetration testing
  5. React.js
  6. Amazon Web Services Lambda
  7. Augmented reality
  8. Deep learning
  9. Instagram marketing
  10. Final Cut Pro X
  11. Swift development
  12. AngularJS development
  13. Salesforce
  14. Vulnerability assessment
  15. Natural language processing
  16. HubSpot marketing
  17. Machine learning
  18. Objective-C development
  19. Learning Management System (LMS)
  20. jQuery development

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Upwork Skills Index: Fastest-Growing Freelance Skills in Q3 2017

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives

%d bloggers like this: