Hadoop tops the list of 20 fastest-growing skills in the Upwork Skills Index
The index reflects emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labour market and tech industry
NEW DELHI :
From big data applications to cloud computing, some of the top emerging skills in the job market reflect the importance of reskilling for employees and freelancers, according to the latest Upwork Skills Index.
Freelance website Upwork has come out with a list of the top 20 fastest growing skills with the most popular one being Hadoop, an open source software used to store, process and analyze big data applications.
“As technological change keeps accelerating, freelancers are more likely to have the in-demand skills businesses need but might not be able to train up their workforce quickly enough," Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork, said in a blog post.
The index reflects emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labour market and tech industry. For the final quarter of 2018, the index includes employee training and learning management solution consulting, suggesting an emerging trend where more people are getting training on the job.
The top 20 fastest-growing skills according to Upwork Skills Index:
1) Hadoop: Open source software used to store, process and analyse big data applications
2) Dropbox API: A powerful API used to create apps that work with files
3) Genetic algorithms: Solving optimisation problems based on natural selection