Committed to delivering valuable information that will help freelancers in their search for freelance jobs and in intelligent strategizing, www.donanza.com has once again release its monthly dose report of Global Freelance Market Trends— this time, for the month of September.
With a relatively increasing number of followers and job seekers, the Donanza Team provides detailed statistics for freelance job scopes such as Web Design, Graphic Design, Content Writing, Social Networking, SEO and Sales to keep freelancers clued up on the movement of the ever changing world of freelancing.
This month’s Donanza search engine results are based on thousands of job postings from prominent freelance bidding sites such as oDesk, Elance and Scriptlance. The figures aim to serve as a guide on how ‘new’ service providers can find job from various sources in a single webpage and on how ‘tenured’ providers can commit wise decisions with regard to their field of expertise and career direction.
Last Month’s freelance job market trends report focused on the implication of the month’s statistics on the overall movement of the freelance job and outsourcing industry. Now, the statistics will be presented as is to give freelancers an unbiased feel on how to decide for their own careers.
50 Most Required Skills
|DoNanza’s Index Skills Trends – September 2009|
|#1||PHP (-)||#26||Content Writing (-7)|
|#2||Website Design (-)||#27||Advertising (-3)|
|#3||Graphic Design (-)||#28||Link Building (9)|
|#4||SEO (+1)||#29||XML (+1)|
|#5||MySQL (-1)||#30||Script Installation (+4)|
|#6||Flash (-)||#31||Craigslist (N/A)|
|#7||CSS (+1)||#32||Research (-)|
|#8||Data Entry (-1)||#33||Illustrator (-7)|
|#9||Copywriting (-)||#34||Article writing (-9)|
|#10||WordPress (+1)||#35||Data Processing (-4)|
|#11||HTML (-1)||#36||iPhone (-)|
|#13||Photoshop (-)||#38||Sales (-3)|
|#14||Joomla (+1)||#39||Technical Writing (+2)|
|#15||AJAX (+1)||#40||ASP (-)|
|#16||Marketing (+1)||#41||e-Marketing (N/A)|
|#17||Logo Design (-3)||#42||Video Service (-)|
|#18||e-Commerce (+21)||#43||Proofreading (-5)|
|#19||.NET (-1)||#44||Drupal (+1)|
|#20||JAVA (+3)||#45||Bulk Marketing (N/A)|
|#21||Social Networking (+1)||#46||Ghostwriting (+29)|
|#22||C/C++ (+6)||#47||Multimedia (+17)|
|#23||SQL (-3)||#48||Facebook (-4)|
|#24||XHTML (+3)||#49||C# (+1)|
|#25||Blog (+4)||#50||Linux (-7)|
This report covers 50 skills (considered most required) with rankings based on the number of jobs posted under each skill in the month of September. Our top 3 skills seem immovable from their spots. Freelancers from India will surely be most delighted on this result as news from softpedia specified India as the next largest PHP development source on the internet— with United States as its nearest competition.
SEO, however, which is currently in the fourth spot of our top 5, appears to be moving in ups and downs from top 4 last July to top 5 last August and now on top 4 again. MYSQL completes our top 5 with CSS and Data Entry always in an attempt to replace it in its spot.
The biggest rise in the list as of the month of September is Ghostwriting. The biggest dive out of the list, on the other hand is article writing with 9 steps behind its former slot. Finally, the Market Trend’s most impressive growth was recorded by Ghostwriting which is now 28 slots up from its former position in the top 100. Ironically, other skills under the category of content development recorded tremendous losses this month.
10 Most Popular Searches
|10 Most Popular Searches|
In demand trends or what we refer to as our 10 Most Popular Searches are Graphic Design, Software Development, Writing, Web Development, Translation, Admin Support, PHP, Illustration, Java and Web Design. The list has not gone through much change this month except for the fact that SEO, Multimedia and iPhone are already nowhere to be found in the top 10.
As advised earlier, this report is now simply a representation of the statistics based on collected facts. It will be helpful if you will check out our online freelance job market trends for the month of July and August for a better look on the status of your field of expertise and the demands (opportunities) that it generates for you.