It appears that tech companies are inundated with job-seekers, but unable to find skilled candidates. Despite the mass layoffs of recent months from Google, Microsoft and Amazon amongst others, data shows an ongoing need for talented individuals in this field. With experts identifying a clear ‘skills gap’ still persisting – employers continue facing difficulties when it comes to hiring employees who can meet their technical demands.
Tech freelancers with the right skillset are in high demand this year – Upwork has identified seven areas of expertise which employers are seeking out. From data science to copywriting, these roles provide opportunities for individuals to work on projects that meet their unique capabilities and interests while covering a wide range of remuneration scales. So if you’re looking for freelance tech solutions or want flexibly engage your own talent, consider what 2021 may have waiting!
Full stack development
Mobile app development
Mobile app developers are highly sought-after experts, transforming ideas into interactive technological experiences. Their specialized knowledge of coding languages and working with other professionals to create apps for smartphones, tablets and computers is invaluable – something their clients recognize as they charge up to $155 per hour.
UI/UX designers are dedicated to crafting a seamless user experience on websites and apps. Through strategizing, designing prototypes and catching any pesky bugs they strive to make it as user-friendly as possible–all for up to $120 per hour!
CMS developers are essential in creating and managing content. As experienced professionals, they provide invaluable support to customers by constructing the front-end interface of a system while handling its back end operations with finesse – all for up to $105 an hour!
Professional manual testers provide a valuable service – they use their expertise to evaluate the performance of software and identify any issues. Their work is critical in ensuring that users have an optimal experience when using the product, making them worth every penny spent at $50 per hour on Upwork.
Script and automation
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