7 companies hiring remote freelance developers, engineers, and data scientists right now

IT is one of the top industries hiring remote freelance workers, according to data from FlexJobs.

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The freelance economy continues to flourish: By 2027, more than half of the US workforce will be freelancers, some studies predict. And nearly half of millennials say they currently engage in freelance work in some way, with the top reasons being a desire for a more flexible schedule, working from home, and being your own boss.

Some 85% of freelancers work from their home office, according to new data from FlexJobs. The site also identified the top 25 companies hiring remote freelancers in 2019 so far, for positions across industries, including IT.

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"Jobs that allow freelancers to work from home are ideal flexible work arrangements for many groups of people, such as working parents, caretakers, semi-retirees, military spouses, and those living in rural areas," Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, said in a press release. "Fortunately for job seekers, we have seen and expect to continue seeing, an increase in these types of job listings. There are a number of wonderful career paths across industries that offer an abundance of remote, freelance job opportunities."

Here are a mix of seven open part-time, full-time, short-term, and long-term IT freelance jobs that are all completely remote, according to FlexJobs:

  1. Senior QA,Testing Automation Engineer (Kforce)
  2. Salesforce Technical Architect (Mason Frank International)
  3. Splunk Developer (Judge Group)
  4. Data Scientist (Bunny Inc.)
  5. Security Engineer (Rose International)
  6. Front End Developer (Gun.io)
  7. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (Kforce)

For more, check out The 20 hottest freelance skills that will help you land a gig on TechRepublic.

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