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These Are the Most In-Demand Skills for Freelance Developers JavaScript, CSS and HTML top the list of desired skills for software dev contractors.

By Chandra Steele

This story originally appeared on PCMag

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Freelancers' work-from-home skills have given them a real advantage with COVID-19's impact on businesses. And freelance software developers have a particular edge, since companies are looking for people who can adapt to the changing demands of the new, virtually all-virtual workplaces.

Freelancing platform Upwork looked at its database to discover what the top technical skills companies are seeking when they hire freelancers. Upwork's own research shows 51% of hiring managers are looking to hire independent web, mobile, and software developers, particularly for the skills and expertise they have.

Upwork said the fifteen most in-demand tech skills right now 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. Web Application
  12. API Integration
  13. jQuery
  14. MySQL
  15. React

And speaking of technology jobs, IT skills are also in high demand. If you're looking to grow your skills in that arena, check out our list of "The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications of 2020."

Chandra Steele

Senior Features Writer, PCMag

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