Upwork Reveals the Top 20 Fastest Growing Freelance Skills

July 12, 2016

Freelancers: Take note.

Upwork—the world’s largest freelancing website—recently released its first quarterly Skills Index for the fastest growing freelance skills. The results below are based on growth rates from Upwork’s freelancer billings in Q2 2016 versus Q2 2015. What’s interesting to note is that, of the 20 fastest growing freelance skills, the top 10 experienced growth of more than 125% year-over-year.

The Top 20 Freelance Skills (Q2 2016)

  1. User-experience design
  2. ASP development
  3. Shopify development
  4. English proofreading
  5. SEO writing
  6. Animation
  7. Virtual assistant
  8. Lead generation
  9. Data mining
  10. Video editing
  11. WordPress development
  12. AngularJS development
  13. Java development
  14. Accounting
  15. Android development
  16. iOS development
  17. Zendesk
  18. MongoDB
  19. Data visualization
  20. AutoCAD

What This Means for Freelancers

via Marketwire

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Content Marketing Manager, FreshBooks Megan Santos is the Content Marketing Manager at FreshBooks. Before joining the team, she was the Editor of a national trade publication and has over 4 years of experience in writing and editing. Connect with Megan on LinkedIn and say hello!

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