Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the world’s largest work marketplace, today announced the 15 most in-demand technical skills on Upwork. The demand for talent with programming and development expertise demonstrates the expanding way that businesses and independent professionals work together on essential, technical projects.
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In light of COVID-19’s impact on the economy, many organizations are navigating new business demands and, as a result, they are experiencing difficulty finding and retaining talent with the technical skills required to keep up with the pace of digital transformation. A recent survey found that 51% of hiring managers plan to engage independent web, mobile, and software developers this year and nearly half (49%) cite needing access to skills and expertise as their reason why. Upwork’s top 15 most in-demand skills reveal the essential role skilled professionals are playing in filling tech talent gaps and solving businesses’ most pressing needs.
Upwork’s top 15 most in-demand tech skills (based on gross services volume):
- Website Development
- API Development
- Web Design
- Web Application
- API Integration
The data was sourced from the Upwork database and is based on gross services volume from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Each skill had a minimum of 500 projects during the period.
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