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15 Tech skills companies are looking for in freelance software developers

promzzy2020 profile image Promise Stephen ・1 min read

IT companies around the world are hiring contract and freelance tech professionals to fill immediate demand. There is a huge demand for software developers and engineers that can work in a freelance capacity. The freelancer listing and aggregator platform, Upwork has recently published a list of most in-demand tech skills for freelancers. The platform has also published a survey citing the skills that IT managers look for in freelancers.

Here are the most in-demand tech skills for freelancers:

JavaScript CSS HTML Website Development PHP API Development WordPress HTML5 Web Design Python Web Application API Integration jQuery MySQL React
It is no surprise that the most in-demand programming languages among freelancers are also the most popular languages for full-time positions. A survey report by Burning Glass has also listed the same tech skills as the highest in-demand skills for full-time tech positions.

Popular programming language skills for freelancers:

SQL Java Python JavaScript Microsoft C# C++ Ruby
The employers are looking for full-stack programmers that are capable of working in multiple technologies. The freelance developers that have the demand in today's market are expected to have extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress and more.

For smaller companies, it makes sense to hire resources having multiple skillsets. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses rushed to take their businesses online with the help of e-commerce platforms, which has raised the demand and popularity for developers with web and e-commerce skills. Burning Glass report predicts that the need for web developers will grow by 14.9% over the next ten years.

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