15 Technology Skills That Employers Want Freelance Developers to Have

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A huge number of software developers and engineers work in a freelance capacity. Some contract their services to a single company, while others perform a variety of jobs for many clients. Whatever pathway they choose, though, their finances depend on having the tech skills that employers need. 

With that in mind, massive freelancing platform Upwork recently broke down the most in-demand tech skills among freelancers. The COVID-19 pandemic has made freelancers with these skills particularly valuable, the company insists: “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.”

Upwork also cites a survey that found that 51 percent of hiring managers “plan to engage independent web, mobile, and software developers this year and nearly half (49 percent) cite needing access to skills and expertise as their reason why.”

As you can see from Upwork’s list, some enormously popular languages and disciplines top the list of most in-demand skills among freelancers:

What jumps out at us here? It should come as no surprise that the most in-demand programming languages among freelancers are also the most popular programming languages …

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