Blockchain tops Upwork's freelance skills index for a second straight quarter

Aug 7, 2018

Upwork’s Q2 2018 Skills Index is out this week and ranks the 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers.

Freelancers with tech skills have plenty of reason to be happy with the report: programming and coding skills continue to rank high, and Blockchain is the #1 skill on the index for the second straight quarter.

Upwork also reports that elearning is on the rise, especially as freelancers navigate an increasingly evolving landscape: 70 percent of the fastest-growing skills are new to the index, and 55 percent of freelancers participated in skills-related education in the last six months.

You can read the full report here and check out the list of skills below:

The top 20 fastest-growing skills, Q2 2018:

  1. Blockchain
  2. Google Cloud Platform
  3. Volusion
  4. Risk management
  5. Product photography
  6. Rapid prototyping
  7. Google App Engine API
  8. SCORM
  9. GitLab
  10. Go development
  11. Apple UIKit
  12. Enterprise architecture
  13. Tensorflow
  14. Atlassian Confluence
  15. Apple Xcode
  16. eLearning
  17. Customer retention
  18. Articulate storyline
  19. Node.js
  20. Scala development

Sarah McCarry

Sarah McCarry is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs, Dirty Wings, and About A Girl.