Record-Setting Online Hiring in Q4 2010 At Elance

People who found work through Elance earned more than $27 million in just the last three months of 2010 according to their  Q4 2010 Online Employment Report. Elance also reported that  the fourth quarter of 2010 set a record for online employment in IT, Creative, Marketing and Operations categories, supporting our analysis of other sources that suggests telework  will continue to grow as a corporate strategy in 2011.

Businesses posted more than 105,000 jobs on Elance in Q4 2010, a 38% increase over the same quarter last  year. And they spent 11% more quarter-over-quarter and 44% more than the year before for the same period.

Some other interesting details in the report:

  • Demand for experts in mobile technologies grew  15%
  • iPhone  programmer demand grew 10%
  • Android  developer demand grew  20%
  • Demand for WordPress experts rose an impressive 15%
  • ‘PHP programmers’ is the only higher category
  • content management systems has moved  into the top three skills in demand by businesses
  • Demand for Online Marketing up 74%  year-over-year
  • Social Media Marketing grew  20%
  • New York City remains #1 city based on contractor earnings
  • Los Angeles moved to #2 in hiring behind NYC
  • But Austin jumped to #2 in earning

So if you want a job as a freelancer what’s in demand?

1. PHP Programmers
2. WordPress Programmers
3. Article Writing
4. Graphic Design
5. HTML Programmers
6. MySQL
7. CSS
8. Content Writing
9. Photoshop
10. Data Entry
11. JavaScript
12. English Translation
13. iPhone Programmers
14. Illustrator
15. Web Content
16. Logo Design
17. Blogs
18. Admin Assistant
19. Research
20. Copywriting
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