FREELANCER.COM REPORTS ONLINE JOBS UP 14%; PROFESSIONALS TURNING TO FREELANCING AMID PANDEMIC


 Online staffing platform Freelancer.com reported a 14% increase in the number of online jobs posted in the third quarter compared to the third quarter of last year. There were 593,000 jobs posted in the third quarter of this year.

“Despite global economic activity falling in 2020 and unemployment continuing to climb, the freelance online job market has continued to grow,” Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie said. “In this Covid-era, the whole world has been forced to work online — we completely rely on the internet, hence we are seeing a lot more online projects and becoming accustomed to this new normal.”

Barrie noted many skilled workers who found themselves jobless amid the pandemic have turned to freelance to supplement their income. Freelancer.com has seen approximately 35,000 new users per day signing up since early March.

Many of the fastest-growing jobs on Freelancer.com related to eCommerce and web and app development; these jobs include website building, testing, and digital marketing.

Freelancer.com listed the fastest-increasing jobs on its platform in the third quarter compared to the second quarter:

RankJobQ2 2020Q3 2020% Increase
1English Spelling          1,318          1,80136.65 %
2English Grammar          2,612          3,06217.23 %
3Bulk Marketing          1,838          2,15317.14 %
4Home Design          1,350          1,57916.96 %
5Website Build          1,181          1,37316.26 %
6Flutter          2,271          2,63916.20 %
7React.js          4,883          5,61314.95 %
8Local Job          1,157          1,32514.52 %
9Photo Editing          7,718          8,58011.17 %
10Interior Design          2,632          2,90910.52 %
11Website Testing          1,331          1,46510.07 %
12Vue.js          1,478          1,5988.12 %
13Hindi          1,096          1,1807.66 %
14Microsoft Office          3,375          3,6106.96 %
15Node.js          6,722          7,1646.58 %
16Website Management          1,491          1,5795.90 %
17React Native          3,048          3,2215.68 %
18CSS3          1,061          1,1155.09 %
19Digital Marketing          2,690          2,8265.06 %
20T-Shirts          2,817          2,9494.69 %
21Poster Design          1,097          1,1454.38 %
22Excel Macros          1,001          1,0424.10 %
23Brochure Design          5,990          6,2163.77 %
24Creative Design          1,561          1,6143.40 %
25Photoshop Design       14,973       15,4643.28 %

It also listed those decreasing or growing most slowly:

RankJobQ2 2020Q3 2020% Increase
1Web Hosting          3,853          3,785-1.76 %
2Photoshop       64,157       63,061-1.71 %
3Email Marketing          2,788          2,744-1.58 %
4English (UK)          8,854          8,719-1.52 %
5Illustrator       46,180       45,493-1.49 %
6SEO Writing          1,321          1,305-1.21 %
7Marketing       14,076       13,941-0.96 %
8Google Analytics          1,067          1,057-0.94 %
9Social Media Marketing       11,299       11,206-0.82 %
10Resumes          1,360          1,353-0.51 %
11Shopify Templates          3,422          3,412-0.29 %
12Branding          2,258          2,254-0.18 %
13PSD to HTML          1,936          1,934-0.10 %
14Business Cards          2,862          2,8630.03 %
15German          2,713          2,7150.07 %
16Videography          3,821          3,8370.42 %
17Data Scraping          1,346          1,3550.67 %
18Fashion Design          1,568          1,5820.89 %
19CRM          1,068          1,0831.40 %
20English (US)       14,440       14,7832.38 %
21Express JS          1,284          1,3152.41 %
22Google Firebase          1,402          1,4362.43 %
23Sales          6,067          6,2302.69 %
24Building Architecture          4,494          4,6393.23 %
25Software Testing          2,172          2,2433.27 %