Gig Economies are Going Global
The demand for freelance work is drastically increasing year after year. In fact, 35% of the American workforce represents freelancers and in 10 years it is predicted to be half of their workforce. This, in turn, creates the gig economy. Then you might think, what exactly is a gig economy?
A gig economy is actually a simple concept. It is a group of workers with different skills earning money in a similar way as if they were permanently employed. Or in short, freelancing work. Working in a gig economy means you are matching your services to potential clients in order to complete a job or rather a gig, to make your money. These so-called gigs can be of any length. It may be a 2-minute questionnaire where you earn a little cash or a year-long project working on implementing a new web design for a company for instance. Working in a gig economy as a freelancer brings many advantages both personally and professionally.
The Gain of Gig
✔️ Own Boss
✔️ Higher Pay
✔️ Work remotely
✔️ Variety in work
✔️ Selectivity with clients
✔️ No Office Requirements
✔️ Choosing your own vacation time
Get your Gig on
With all of these advantages working in a gig economy, it is no wonder that workers are seeking towards switching to freelancing work. Here at Qemploy, we have therefore come up with a list of skills that are of high demand within the freelancing industry in 2019. So if you are thinking of going the freelancer route or is already a freelancer, then take a look at these skills that can make you stand out as a freelancer.
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In order to help you, freelancers or upcoming freelancers, we want to give you as much information about each skill as we can. We have therefore further analyzed each skill in terms of which possible job titles that posses these skills. We have provided you with an in-depth job description, hourly rate, salary levels and more.
1. Machine Learning Engineer
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, a possible career as a Machine Learning Engineer could apply. As a Machine Learning Engineer, you need an abundant amount of very specialized skills such as being able to perform data ETL, statistical and analytical analyses. You need to convey observations and your advice to both internal and external clients as well as being able to use frameworks in both
2. Data Scientist
Looking at Data Scientists, this job is all about studying data and making sense of it. It involves designing and constructing new data processes for modeling, production and data mining. You are to determine new methods of bettering data, predictive capabilities and search quality. Producing and conducting experiments regarding new data sources and new uses for already existing data sources. Lastly, creating algorithms, custom analysis, concepts of proof, prototypes, and predicting models. The job is highly demanding but rewarding at the same time. The average hourly rate is at $39.56, which makes the average salary to be $90,841.
3. Robotics Engineer
A Robotics Engineer needs to have a broad knowledge of engineering and technology in order to research and design the course needed to work robots and robotic systems effectively and accurately. Regarding robot construction, high knowledge of expenses and design calculations is needed. You also need to be able to assist other technicians with troubleshooting of robots. Another popular aspect is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) which saves companies big amounts of resources by automating manual and repetitative tasks. From all this, it is clear that the job is highly demanding. The average hourly rate is at $23.75, which makes the average salary to be $81,632.
4. Web Developer
5. Full-Stack Developer
6. Enterprise Architect
Considering an Enterprise Architect, you need to have a full understanding of the design and integration of architecture in a broad holistic picture considering both strategies, business processes, and technology. You need to decide on the need for technical tools including software, hardware, security requirements, and scalability. Provide business guidance in the development of solutions going from design to a technical product. Finally, you need to oversee and manage teams in order to deliver a product in a timely manner and to the specific specifications while still having the holistic overview. The average hourly rate is at $86.32, which makes the average salary to be $129,573.
7. Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer
The roles of a Development Operations Engineer is v
The Last Three – Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain
The last three skills, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain are a bit different from the rest of the skills. These skills do not specifically hold a job title but are involved in multiple jobs. For example, when looking at Cloud Computing, this is a skill that is widely used within two of the jobs listed above, Enterprise Architect and Development Operations Engineer. Looking at Cloud Computing and Internet of Things together, these skills are both represented in a Solutions Architect. However, if the skills of Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain technology interest you more, then a career in Software Development may be the job for you.
All in all, these three skills show an immense similarity in terms of possible job titles. They all seem to merge and it can even be said they are all important skills to acquire in all of the job titles which have been listed for you here today.
If you think we are missing important information about the job titles listed then please do not hesitate to drop a comment adding info or even sharing your experiences. We will enjoy and embrace the feedback!