For those exploring these gig opportunities, what are some of the most in-demand roles?
Awign, a leading work-as-a-service platform, has identified the top 5 tech gig roles that are in high demand.
1) Java Developer
Core Java concepts, including object-oriented programming and exception handling, are crucial. Proficiency in frameworks like Spring and Hibernate, along with web development expertise using Servlets, JSP, and RESTful web services, is highly sought after. Database connectivity skills using JDBC or ORM frameworks are valuable. Complementary skills such as testing with JUnit, build tools like Maven, version control systems like Git, and problem-solving abilities are also important. Gaining practical experience through personal projects, contributing to open-source projects, and staying updated with the latest industry trends further enhances your marketability. Employers value well-rounded Java developers who can apply their skills effectively in real-world scenarios.2) Mobile Application Developer
The role of a mobile application developer has become one of the most sought-after tech gig positions. With a focus on Android or iOS development, proficiency in frameworks such as React Native or Flutter, UI/UX design, backend development, mobile app security, testing, and debugging, cross-platform adaptability, practical experience, building a portfolio, and staying updated with industry trends, mobile application developers are essential in meeting the growing demand for innovative mobile apps.3) Data Engineer
Data engineers need to possess a range of essential skills that continue to evolve with advancements in technology. Among these skills are strong programming capabilities, the ability to analyse data effectively, proficiency in data visualisation techniques, a solid understanding of cloud computing, and excellent soft skills for effective communication and collaboration. By honing these skills, data engineers can thrive in their careers and make a meaningful impact on their organisations’ data management and decision-making processes.
4) Front End Developer
5) Cloud Architects/Engineer
Cloud architects/engineers play a crucial role in designing, constructing, and overseeing cloud-based solutions. Their responsibilities encompass a deep understanding of various cloud computing technologies, enabling them to effectively translate business requirements into technical solutions. Alongside their technical expertise, cloud architects/engineers must possess strong problem-solving capabilities and excellent communication skills. They are expected to work both independently and collaboratively within a team and effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders. In the current job market, the most sought-after skills for cloud architects/engineers include proficiency in cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, expertise in programming languages such as Java, Python, and C++, knowledge of data storage and retrieval, networking, security, cost management, Agile development, DevOps, and cloud-native development. Those possessing these skills are highly sought after and can command competitive salaries in the industry.
Beyond tech companies, there are emerging demand areas from other sectors/types of companies also. Sumit Sarabhai, Business Head, TeamLease, highlights insights from small and medium businesses. As these companies plan for growth and are set in their hiring plans and practices, “offering flexible work options, such as remote work or flexible hours can attract talented candidates,” he adds.