Now a new list ranking in-demand job skills shows which technical talents will get you paid the most.
The list from Upwork, a job hiring platform for freelancers and employers, is heavy on digital skills — though it’s not all about computers. Employers are looking for freelancers with writing skills and people skills too, the list shows.
The average hourly rate for the top 100 skills was $43.72 in the third quarter of 2018, according to Upwork. That’s more per hour than 88% workers in the overall U.S. economy.
Here are the five top-paying skills:
1 .NET Core, which is an open-source development platform that can be used to create all sorts of device and cloud applications. There are web tutorials on how to use the platform.
developed for use in cell phones, tablets and other devices. Tasks here could include the development of games, apps and augmented or virtual reality products, the spokeswoman noted.
Upwork’s list comes during a tight job market, when many employers are on the hunt for talent and the “gig economy” is growing. The unemployment rate stands at 3.6%, which is around the lowest point since 1969.
With automation and artificial intelligence increasingly handling analysis and research, University of Maryland and National Taiwan University professors said companies will be looking for workers who have solid interpersonal skills to coordinate the projects that robots cannot accomplish.