These Are the Most In-Demand Skills for Freelance Developers

These Are the Most In-Demand Skills for Freelance Developers

JavaScript, CSS, and HTML are high on the list of skills a software developer can want.

December 2, 2020 1 min read

This story originally appeared on PCMag

The freelancers’ work-from-home skills have given them a real advantage as COVID-19 has an impact on businesses. Freelance software developers have a particular advantage because companies are looking for people who can adapt to the changing requirements of the new, virtually completely virtual workplaces.

Freelancing platform Upwork has researched its database to find out which top technical companies companies are looking for when they hire freelancers. Upwork’s own research shows that 51% of hiring managers want to hire independent web, mobile and software developers, especially because of their skills and expertise.

According to Upwork, the top fifteen technical skills currently in demand are:

  1. JavaScript
  2. CSS
  3. HTML
  4. Website development
  5. PHP
  6. API development
  7. WordPress
  8. HTML5
  9. Web design
  10. python
  11. Internet application
  12. API integration
  13. jQuery
  14. MySQL
  15. React

Speaking of technology jobs: IT skills are also in great demand. If you’re looking to expand your skills in this area, check out our list of the “10 Highest Paid IT Certifications of 2020”.

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