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Programming, writing and research skills in hot demand - IT Brief New Zealand

Last updated Thursday, January 5, 2023 20:05 ET , Source: NewsService

Programming, writing and research skills are in hot demand, according to a new report from Freelancer.com.

Freelancer.com, the world;s largest freelancing marketplace, has released its quarterly Fast 50 Q4 2022 Index revealing the fastest growing freelance jobs and most in-demand skills.

Based on data from 372,000 jobs posted on Freelancer.com between October 1 to December 31 2022, the Q4 2022 Index shows that projects for programming, writing and research are the fastest growing jobs on the platform.

Report Writing (up 59.5%) takes the number one spot in the index when ranking the percentage growth of more than 2,000 skills available on Freelancer.

Coming in a close second is the skill Matlab and Mathematica (up 56.4%), which are separate programming languages used by engineers and scientists to analyse data.

Research jobs and Research Writing rank as the third and fifth fastest growing skills, up by 36.3% and 32.1%, respectively.

Top 5 Fast Growing Freelance Skills

Report Writing - up 59.5%
Matlab and Mathematica - up 56.4%
Research - up 36.3%
Web Scraping - up 32.6%
Research Writing - up 32.1%

Report writing and research jobs spiked in Q4 2022 as many businesses turned to freelancers to support with compiling 2022 retrospective reports, creating strategic plans for 2023, and writing business plans for new businesses in 2023.

Programming skills, such as MatLab and Matematica, Web Scraping, C++ and Python, all surged in Q4 as employers look to plug IT skills gaps...

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