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Upwork Top Skills in 2018 as per Upwork Q3 Skill Index

In Demand Freelance Skills 2018

Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, released Upwork Top Skills 2018 Q3 Skill Index. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series. It sheds light on new and emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labor market and tech industry.

The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in Q3 2018 experienced more than 115 percent year-over-year growth, while demand for the top 10 skills grew more than 400 percent year-over-year.

Upwork top skills 2018

20 Upwork top Skills in 2018, Q3:

  1. Dropbox API
  2. Equity research
  3. Molecular biology
  4. iPhone UI design
  5. Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  6. Genetic algorithms
  7. Vue.js framework
  8. Kubernetes
  9. Social customer service
  10. HR consulting
  11. Google Cloud Platform
  12. Oculus Rift
  13. Microsoft Power BI
  14. Proposal writing
  15. Vuforia
  16. Instructional design
  17. Lesson plan writing
  18. Google App Engine API
  19. React.js framework
  20. TensorFlow

Dropbox API (#1), which was the fastest-growing skill out of more than 5,000 skills freelancers provide on According to Dropbox’s initial public offering (IPO) filing, the company was receiving more than 50 billion API calls per month, and more than 500,000 developers had registered and built applications on their platform as of December 31, 2017

Kubernetes (#8), which lets you run and manage applications in hybrid environments, is one of the services at the core of this offering and saw high growth in Q3, too, along with Google App Engine API (#18).

iOS’s market share surged by 5.9 percent from June 2017 to June 2018, and iPhone UI design (#4) specialists were in high-demand last quarter as a result. JavaScript frameworks for building user interfaces, including Vue.js (#7) and React.js (#19), also experienced high-growth in Q3.

In October 2017, Oculus launched Oculus for Business, a new, professional Oculus Rift (#11) bundle designed to boost productivity and accelerating trainings. Businesses such as Audi, DHL, and Cisco are leading the way, and experts familiar with the technology are being sought after as more companies explore how to leverage this new technology. Vuforia (#15), a software development kit (SDK) for augmented reality, also appeared on the list for the first time following a forecast from Market Research Future that the global mobile AR market is expected to grow $70 billion by 2023.

This time Upwork’s Q2 Top Skill Blockchain not even make it in the top 20’s list

The Upwork Skills Index calculates year-over-year growth rates based on freelancer billings through Upwork in Q3 2018 versus Q3 2017. The next quarterly Upwork Skills Index will be released winter 2018.

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