At a time when businesses are dealing with a persistent talent shortage and economic instability, Upwork’s new report highlights how organizations are increasingly turning to talented freelancing professionals to satisfy crucial project demands and overcome skill shortages. At the same time, millions of professionals are rethinking their priorities, experimenting with new methods of working, and redefining what it means to have a rewarding job, particularly in light of labor market volatility.
According to Upwork, full-stack development is the top tech skill that employers will be looking for this year. While the findings are based on statistics from the United States, a substantial number of US corporations employ employees in Ireland. The second and third most desired abilities are front-end development and back-end development, respectively. Mobile app development and web design are the fourth and fifth most in-demand tech skills that businesses will look for in 2023.
“We are experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime, tectonic shift in the notion of work, where skilled professionals are rethinking what they want from their careers and are gravitating toward the flexibility, autonomy, and benefits of freelancing,” said Lilani.
“At the same time, the uncertain economic environment is pushing businesses to explore new solutions to stay competitive, and they’re finding unlocked potential in the growing pool of skilled independent professionals.” “As we kick off 2023, it’s a perfect time for freelancers to expand their skillsets or break into a new career, while companies seek independent talent across a broader range and at a higher rate than ever before.”