The freelance platform has named web design, web development and a range of coding languages among its top tech skills for the past year.
According to Upwork, businesses are finding it hard to source and retain talent with the right skills. In an Upwork survey of more than 1,500 hiring managers earlier this year, half said they had plans to recruit freelance web, mobile and software developers over the next six months.
Upwork’s top 10 tech skills in 2020
So, if you’re looking at career goals and areas to upskill in 2021, it could be worth considering which tech skills employers were keen on this year. Upwork’s ranking is based on the volume of services listed on its site linked to each skill between April and September. During this time, each of the top 10 skills were used for a minimum of 500 projects.
Upwork also announced the highest-paying programming languages on listed its site earlier this year. They included Objective-C, Golang, Windows PowerShell, Excel VBA and Kotlin.
Mike Paylor, vice-president of engineering and product at Upwork, highlighted the need for companies to adapt to keep up with the rapid pace of technology.
“This means building a virtual talent bench that can contribute diverse skills and deep knowledge to solving highly technical problems,” he said.
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