15 Programming Languages That Pay Freelancers Best: Golang, More

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Many software developers and engineers work on a freelance basis. Whether they’re contracting their services to a single company, or building one-off apps or websites for a handful of clients, it’s important that they earn as much as possible. But which skills and languages pay freelancers the most?

That’s a tough question to answer, since freelance technologists often set their rates according to their experience and the particulars of the client and job. However, technology-freelancing platform Upwork recently released a breakdown of the highest-paying programming languages, which could serve as a useful guide if you’re trying to set your freelancing rates.  

“Our data shows that there is demand for a broad range of programming skills, including mobile experts using Objective-C or Kotlin, data analysts and engineers using SQL, and developers using Java and Go. We’re finding that businesses small and large are tapping into independent technology talent for their expert skills,” Mike Paylor, Vice President of Engineering and Product at Upwork, wrote in a statement accompanying the data.

Without further ado, here’s the list:

If you’re the type who pays close attention to the various lists of the most popular programming languages that …

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