With the tech unemployment rate so low (it hit 1.8% in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), employers everywhere rely on freelance talent to meet their tech needs. But which technical skills are most in demand among freelancers?
upwork, freelance marketplace, Recently crunched data from our own platform And it turns out that employers need developers of all kinds to build and maintain everything from mobile apps to website front and back ends. Based on that data, here are Upwork’s top 10 most in-demand technical skills in 2023.
- full stack development
- front end development
- backend development
- mobile app development
- Web design
- EC site development
- UX/UI design
- CMS development
- manual test
- Scripting and automation
Nearly 60 million Americans will be doing some kind of freelance work in 2022, according to Upwork data, representing about 39% of the U.S. workforce.
If you are a freelancer, this is a good time to consider raise the rateAt the end of last year, Upwork’s Freelance Forward 2022 Report We found that 43% of freelancers said they increased their fees in the past year. About 39% said it was because they had more professional experience, 37% said it was economic conditions (likely inflation), and 36% said their services were in high demand.
“Freelancing continues to grow as a viable career option for many U.S. professionals, especially those seeking greater flexibility and control,” read the report. “It’s also a good sign that younger generations are embracing freelance work en masse. By 2022, 43% of him across Gen Z and 46% of him among millennial professionals will be freelancing. I did.”
If you are entering the world of freelancing for the first time, A few important tips to keep in mind will helpUnderstanding the client’s needs is very important. The more time we take to analyze the client’s goals and requirements at the beginning of the process, the less pain we will have during the actual implementation stage.
Second, don’t be afraid to charge full price for your skill. Employers really need professional technical assistance right now. If you have in-demand technical skills, you don’t have to accept a “bargain” price. Sneak into freelance forums and talk to other freelancers to get a better sense of how much the market is charging for specific tasks and projects. (Sign on to the freelance platform You can streamline this part of the process.)
If you feel the need to provide “value added” to your clients, consider what other freelancers don’t offer. For example, credit for future site updates. Getting great clients is only the first part of the process. By providing excellent service and a few strategic additions, we can create a relationship that will result in a constant flow of business for years to come.