Upwork compiled its latest list from a database of the 5,000-plus skills represented on the site. Tech skills were the most sought-after entries in Q2 2019, with the demand for the top 10 skills growing 400% year over year. 3% unemployment in cities like Boston, Denver and San Francisco leaves employers turning to freelancers with specialized skills.
Being successful in the current U.S. freelance market means being able to maintain and sell your skills. After all, companies don’t just hire you for your past work; they want to know what you can do for them today and in the future. To remain marketable, you need to be acquiring new skills that give you the edge you need to get good-paying gigs. Earlier today, Upwork released its quarterly list of the 20 fastest-growing skill sets for freelancers.
This latest list, according to Upwork, focuses on emergent skills that are in high demand in the labor market and tech industry. Stephane Kasriel, Upwork’s CEO and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Social Contract, said some of these newer skills could be helpful as companies seek the best talent.
“In booming cities like Boston, Denver, San Francisco
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