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As the tech industry evolves ever faster, demand for new technology skills is growing exponentially. Knowing which skills will be the hottest property in 2022 is vital for any contractor looking to gain an edge over the competition. Read on to discover the 5 skills that will make you the most successful in 2022.

1 – Data

The demand for data roles, including data architects, data analysts, data engineers and data scientists, has more than doubled in just a few years, with data engineers being particularly in demand. If you want to go the data engineering route, you’ll need to be fluent in languages like Python and SQL and have a good grasp of algorithms and machine learning. Boston Hale are true specialists in this area and our clients come to us for the best contracting talent in the market, so if you are looking for your next contracting role, take a look at our latest data jobs here.

2 – UX / UI Design

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) are digital elements that improve web users’ experience. UX covers the overall user experience with the product, user or brand, while UI focuses on user interaction with apps, computer systems, and software. UX and UI work together to create a seamless browsing experience.

Providing a more engaging customer experience is becoming the ultimate goal for most companies as consumers become more discerning, which means UX/UI design is an increasingly in-demand skill.

3 – Cloud Computing 

Cloud computing, the process of storing and accessing programs and data over the internet rather than on your own computer, has fully entered the mainstream thanks to COVID. Between March 2018 and March 2021, searches for cloud computing jobs rose by 50%, and the share of cloud computing jobs grew by 42%. For contractors, the key experience you’ll need is in AWS and Azure.

4 – Cyber Security

Another sector that’s boomed thanks to COVID and home working, cyber security had to step up rapidly to plug vulnerabilities in jury-rigged online systems and to defend against opportunist cyber attacks. Companies are investing big in this area, so up-to-date cyber security skills will almost guarantee you long-term work.

5 – Blockchain

While Blockchain is no longer new, it is experiencing a renaissance, especially in financial services, where it has applications far beyond cryptocurrency. Contractors working in this field now earn almost £650 a day on average, and numbers of Blockchain contracts are nearly doubling year on year.

If you are looking for a new role in the technology sector take a look at our latest tech roles today.

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