Thanks to mass digitisation, nearly every job requires some technical know-how nowadays. We’ve seen e-commerce outpace traditional shops, artificial intelligence moving into a range of industries and data transformed into the new corporate currency. But what does this all mean for freelancers?
Technology is predicted to take up a massive proportion of freelance jobs, with 45% of tech roles projected to be freelance by 2028.
What’s more, tech is a lucrative career option with six-figure salaries regularly seen for in-demand roles. When freelancer site Upwork revealed its 20 top-paying skillsets, six came from the technology sector and Bitcoin experts are apparently commanding an average hourly rate of $215.
Technology roles are also a natural fit for freelancers. Many jobs can be performed remotely and freelancers have the agility to meet the constantly changing skill sets favoured by the dynamic technology industry.
So, what technical skills should you hone to give yourself a digital edge? Here are a handful of areas where there is significant demand across the technology sector: