Upwork Publishes New Index to Track Demand for Amazon DynamoDB Skills. Upwork, a freelancing site, has published a new index that tracks the most sought-after skills by organizations. The index includes the Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL service. According to Upwork’s Q4 2017 Skills Index DynamoDB skills ranked No. Employer demand is at number 2 (behind only the bitcoin technology upstart). Upwork, which connects freelance workers with employers looking for different skills, said that companies are leveraging AWS to boost business growth. “Amazon DynamoDB was second in skill growth last quarter. This quarter Amazon Web Services, an subsidiary, also announced new capabilities for its database products at AWS Re:Invent. Amazon DynamoDB is a flexible and fast NoSQL database service that is used by more than 100,000 AWS customers. It can be used for any application that requires consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at all scales. Upwork noted that AWS had just released new encryption functionality for DynamoDB at the same time as the Upwork report. Upwork stated that there was a surge in demand for tech-savvy freelancers shortly after AWS launched a multiplatform campaign. “The campaign highlights what AWS builders can do by showing real solutions being developed by builders on huge whiteboards. Here’s the complete list of the 20 fastest-growing skills in Q4 2017, as identified by Upwork.

  • Bitcoin
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • React native
  • Robotics
  • Go development
  • Forex trading
  • 3D rigging
  • Augmented reality
  • Computer vision
  • Penetration testing
  • Media buying
  • Shopify development
  • AngularJS development
  • Swift development
  • Video editing
  • Marketing to Influencers
  • Machine learning
  • 3D modeling
  • Motion graphics