The 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers in Q2 2017

The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in Q2 2017 all experienced more than 150 percent year-over-year growth, while the top ten grew more than 300 percent compared to the same time period last year (Q2 2016).

The top 20 fastest-growing skills, Q2 2017:

  1. Virtual reality
  2. Natural language processing
  3. Econometrics
  4. Learning Management System (LMS)
  5. Neural networks
  6. Penetration testing
  7. SEO auditing
  8. Image processing
  9. Asana work tracking
  10. Facebook API development
  11. Swift development
  12. Marketing analytics
  13. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  14. Docker development
  15. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  16. Machine learning
  17. AngularJS development
  18. Video advertising
  19. Shopify development
  20. Pardot marketing

These skills are presented by Upwork, the largest freelancing website. You can read the complete article here.

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Employee utilisation and the Skills sharing

Efficient use of employee capacity is one of the most difficult tasks for managers.

This task is particularly challenging in domains with high added value. To reach an average employee utilisation above 70% can be a big scarecrow. On the contrary – a too high utilisation – is also a problem.

What management tools does a regular manager have?

Excel with forecasts, ordering and reporting system? Good, tracking and checking are handled almost everywhere.

And what mechanisms do we have to manage problems escalation procedure?

Nope, ad-hoc issues are being solved per mouth on meetings, systematization is rather at the planning or risk management level.

Sharing employees as a solution

For a typical team is the redistribution of free capacities very common. But this is not so common across teams, and no longer amongst independent companies.
Nevertheless, the freelancer’s system works fairly successfully. They share their skills and supply them according to the current demand.

System support for employee sharing

In addition to goals and tasks that managers have, is an another resource sharing agenda a little bit off topic. But that this is unfair, so we decided to add the resource sharing functionality to SkillsMill, where the systematically solved employees and their skills and these can be offered for sharing within the organization or by external bidders.

SkillsMill sharing concept

You can offer pure skills or skills sets owned by your team, or exact people who are not utilised. Your team offer can be visible in-house or can be published to companies network by your preferences. Of course under a fully customizable control of permissions where and what can be shared.

We look forward to introducing this functionality, premiered in the Microsoft Office 365 Store. Stay tuned and subscribe to SkillsMill newsletter.




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The Skills gap for Startup businesses

When You looking at digital skills in small businesses, and in the general workforce, or on early stage startups, You can find that the digital skills of startups are generally worse than those of established businesses.
It’s a tricky task to fill the gaps with needed skills owners. The SkillsMill app is welcomed solution. Startups are able to search freelanced specialists, micro-work suppliers and external co-workers. Especially in the digital marketing area.
Being able to get to grips with digital marketing is essential for nearly all new businesses as they fight for market share. Being able to use websites, social media, email marketing and other digital techniques allows today’s startups to reach thousands of new customers much more cheaply and effectively than using traditional methods.

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