UpWork releases 20 Fastest growing Freelance skills in Q4, 2018

Upwork.com is the world’s largest freelance marketplace where freelance matchmaking is done between clients and freelancers. The company releases quarterly fastest growing skills every year.

75% of the Top 20 fastest-growing skills were new to the index in Q4 2018.

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“Businesses are placing a greater emphasis on skills training, investing in the workforces they have today and the one they will need tomorrow,” said Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork

The top 20 fastest-growing skills, Q4 2018:

  1. Hadoop

  2. Dropbox API

  3. Genetic algorithms

  4. Microbiology

  5. Computational linguistics

  6. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  7. Digital signal processing

  8. Intercom

  9. Interactive advertising

  10. Invision

  11. Employee training

  12. Kubernetes

  13. OAuth

  14. Autodesk Revit

  15. App store optimization

  16. App usability analysis

  17. Vue.js framework

  18. Learning Management Solution (LMS) consulting

  19. 3D scanning

  20. React.js framework

You can compare which skills were dominating and in demand in Q3Q2, and Q1 of 2018.

Impressed?. do you want to quit your full-time nine to five job?. You can learn any of the above in-demand skill and make good money by offering that service. If you are unable to learn these high-end skills, you can still make money by offering your services as a writer in a freelance marketplace.

All you need is a creative mind, the ability to write grammatically correct English. All freelance marketplaces have good projects posted daily for content writing services.

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Written by Hisham Sarwar


That is all you ever need to know about me but let me warn you, freelancing for me is a journey, certainly not a destination :)