Final Cut Pro X, Swift skills rank high among hottest skills in U.S. freelance market

Upwork, a freelancing website, has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. Final Cut Pro X specialists rank 10th on the psi and Swift developers come in at 11th place.

The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. This comes on the heels of the “Freelancing in America: 2017” study, the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, which found that 57.3 million Americans (36% of the U.S. workforce) freelanced in the past year and also predicts that the majority of the U.S. workforce will freelance within a decade.


The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in the third quarter of 2017 all experienced more than 100% year-over-year growth. The top ten grew more than 200% compared to the same time period last year (quarter three of 2016).