Freelancer Trends 2022: What To Expect This Year

Freelancer Trends 2022: What To Expect This Year

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1. Programming language and framework

Having a perfect resume helps you stand out in the crowd and makes one more likely to be noticed. The growth of the functional and object-oriented programming language Scala is growing exponentially. With a 150% increase compared to last year, the high-level language is this year’s champion.

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Typescript is at a similarly high level: With a growth rate of 137%, the language developed by Microsoft is in close competition with Scala. Developers are lining up for third place in the ranking: the all-time favourite Python is also growing by a remarkable 98%. Other popular programming languages ​​are also 

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1. Programming language and framework

experiencing a strong growth: Javascript (77%), SQL (62%) and Java (61%) continue to be in high demand.  We must also not forget the .NET framework, which is also among the front runners with an increase of 68%.

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2. Software & platform

Standing out amongst the winners, in terms of software and platforms, is the Spring Boot application.  The solution for the Java framework Spring shows the greatest growth over the past year, at 288%. But the Git application, GitLab, is also starting the new year with great opportunities for 

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2. Software & platform

expansion: Version management for software projects was able to record an upswing of 255%. Other growth champions are the cloud computing platform Azure (191%), Amazon Web Services (163%), and the free software Docker (105%). The popularity of these applications has more than doubled compared to last year.

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3. Expertise & skills

Freelancers that work with cloud solutions can expect big growth this year.  The simple, flexible access, the no investment costs for hardware and the rapid implementation of new applications are of particular interest to companies that are increasingly relying on home office options. For example, the cloud keyword is the growth 

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3. Expertise & skills

champion in terms of expertise and skills, up by 132%. There is also an increase for freelancers working in management work (123% growth).  Skills such as planning, organisation, management and control in the selected specialist area or the respective industry are particularly in demand.

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The data also shows that agile working is becoming significantly more attractive (112% growth). The scope and goals of projects are changing frequently and quickly, and it seems like agility is the be-all and end-all of a successful project completion. So it’s not surprising that the use of project management software 

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like Jira is also gaining popularity (71% growth in Software & Platforms).

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