7 highest trending freelance jobs of the Work 4.0 market

In tandem with the growth of remote working, the market for freelancers has been growing as well. (Rawpixel pic)

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular and there is no doubt that more and more professionals and companies will continue to embrace it in future.

Digital House’s mission is to prepare professionals to face the challenges of the new economy head on and teach companies how to adopt freelancing as a part of their organisational framework with confidence.

Digital House offers every type of class possible for professionals in the digital era and it has an entrepreneurial attitude.

It is committed to helping employers make the most of working with freelancers, make the necessary changes to their organisational framework and train staff to develop skills that are in high demand.

Work 4.0 trends in the highest demand

Demand for freelance talent in the main market categories has increased in the past few years. Digital House has studied the fastest growing areas of work in terms of training and open projects.

1. Administrative support: At the top of the list, administrative support experienced the most growth in the past year, with a 101% increase in demand. The fastest growing subcategories were customer service, 46%, and data entry, 45%.

The increase in demand in this area is a sign companies are embracing remote work as a way to make the most of external resources, strengthen work teams and make processes more agile.

2. Engineering and manufacturing: These jobs placed a close second on the list of growing fields with an astonishing 87% increase. The most popular subcategories and skills were interior design at 46% and 3D modelling, 31%.

3. Sales and marketing: This was third on the list with a 52% increase in open projects with a noticeable surge in the growth hacking sector.

This means that companies and employers are hiring more freelance talent to help them successfully scale their businesses with a 120% increase in the growth hacking, market research, 49%, and strategic planning, 31%.

4. Law: The legal field saw a 44% increase. A lot of niche projects require professionals who are experts in international digital business law. Legal research saw a 57% rise and legal consulting 56%.

The best way to integrate into the 4.0 market is by increasing one’s skills. (Pixabay pic)

5. Finance and administration: This field experienced an increasing demand for freelance talent with a 41% growth rate, particularly in the recruitment subcategory.

This means that in addition to business analysis, companies are trusting independent talent to attract strategic talent.

The subcategories that saw the highest growth were recruitment (25%), business Analysis (68%) and business intelligence (50%)

6. Translation and copywriting: These have always been two of the most popular freelancing fields but there has been an interesting upward trend in these subcategories — business writing, 214%, journalism (114%) and ghostwriting (84%).

With a 27% comparative growth rate and seventh on the list, multimedia and design continues to be one of the most in-demand categories and has experienced a notable increase in requests for infographics (35%) and 3D modelling (31%).

7. IT and programming: Last but not least, IT and programming has been a model example of a popular freelancing field.

This may be why there was only a 17% growth rate in comparison with previous years, which means companies are putting their trust in freelance programmers and tech experts.

It should be noted that these two skills are superstars in the freelancing world and are in increasingly high demand: Yii, 550%, and jQuery, 321%.

What is the best way to integrate quickly into the 4.0 market? Training, of course!

According to Digital House, the most popular and fastest-growing courses last year were:

  • Advanced digital marketing (92%)
  • Digital talent/recruitment and hiring programmes (90%)
  • Data analysis (77%)
  • Full stack web development (25%)
  • Digital marketing (11%)

Most training courses coincide with the market’s most in-demand skills. The good news is that these statistics can be used to decide where to invest time and resources to acquire the skills needed to become a sought-after freelancer in the remote work market.

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