Earn Big As A FreeLancer With These Tech Skills

Thursday, October 26 2017

The demand for Freelancers at present is at an all time high, specially of those who are well versed with new age technologies.

A significant shortage of skills is also inspiring numerous full-time employees to become independent freelancers, offering their expertise to a host of different companies and garner much more income as compared to their previous jobroles.

As per a study by Manipal Global Education -one among India's largest education services groups, India is home to about 15 million independent workers coming second in the globe after US with 60 million workers. The booming growth in the freelance segment is also being fueled by increasing
penetration of smartphones and internet.

A P Ramabhadran, CEO, professional learning unit, Manipal Global Education opines,''The most common roles that freelancers are present in are data visualization, data mining, digital marketing and social media.''

"Specific areas like Google digital marketing, data science, analytics, Android and iOS app development programs are witnessing a significant shift towards individuals choosing to be entrepreneurs and freelancers," adds Ramabhadran.
Thammaiah B, India managing director at staffing solutions firm Kelly Services, says the technology transformation is helping the sector's gig economy to evolve to a level seen only in the US.

The managing director of staffing solutions firm Kelly Services, Thammaiah B adds,''In India, the gig economy used to be an extrapolation of temporary and contract employees. However, that is transforming with the innovation required at IT companies demanding new skill sets. You cannot have a single homogeneous group of talent anymore in a team. And what you need may be only available when you go shopping for talent with very specific requirements.''

The number of Indians registered with Freelancer.com, one of the biggest online platforms where freelancers post their services, stand at 5.3 million, the highest in the globe.

"The workforce of the current generation is not looking at a safety net. They are willing to take risks to work only on the projects that they want. They are also looking at a balance between work and life," adds Thammaiah.