Fast 50: When the World Gets Even More Creative

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Freelancer.com’s Fast 50 Q3 2016 report revealed that 50 percent of the top 10 fastest growing jobs for the quarter are related to creative projects. This was based on the review of 440,718 good jobs posted on Freelancer.com in Q3, jumping from 405,859 in Q2.

 

Good jobs are projects that have been filtered for spam, advertising, self-promotion, reposts, or those that could not be fulfilled. While projects related to programming languages are still dominating the overall job numbers, creative projects are catching up.

 

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Online Jobs of Q3 2016

 

Photography jobs increased by 22 percent in Q3 compared to Q2, which made the highest jump becoming the number 1 fastest growing online job for Q3. More and more businesses are investing in having stellar images on their websites, ads, and social media posts among many others. Great photos speak a captivating mix of creativity and professionalism, which are both essential for branding.

 

Video editing is the second highest creative project on the list sitting at number 3 with 19 percent increase. This can be attributed to businesses relying heavily on video marketing on social media and having video content on their websites.

 

Jobs with German language skills shoot up to 22 percent increase from Q2. There was a sudden interest in the German language after the Brexit vote in Europe and how Berlin was trying to lure companies away from London and the UK. Know more about this story from the full report.

 

Furthermore, we now have a German language support in our European offices to assist our growing number of users in Germany, which increased to 30 percent in the past 12 months.

 

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The demand for virtual assistants (VAs) rose to 18 percent as more entrepreneurs choose to outsource administrative tasks so they can focus on the growth aspect of their businesses. Hiring a virtual assistant is an advantageous move a business owner can do especially when employing a multi-skilled VA.

 

Related Article: Things to Look for in a Virtual Assistant

 

No matter how big or small an entity is, SEO is an important part of business growth these days. SEO jobs on our platform jumped to a 9 percent increase in Q3. Entrepreneurs should take note, though, that it’s not enough to please search engines. Google has been repeatedly saying that anyone who’s working on SEO should target real human beings.

 

Projects related to branding (16 percent or 1,294 jobs), blogs (14 percent or 1,872 jobs), and Amazon Web services (12 percent or 1,679 jobs) also claimed their spots on the top growing jobs list for Q3.

Freelancer.com has been empowering small businesses since our inception, however now we count many corporate companies and even NASA amongst our users as the world starts to feel empowered by freelancing and crowdsourcing projects. Looking forward, the trend of creative jobs continuing to rise will provide even more choice and flexibility to the types of work our Freelancers will enjoy. ~ Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com

 
Note: Data relates to skills that number over 1000 projects posted between July 1st and September 31st, 2016, compared with those posted between April 1st and June 30th, 2016.    
 

Read the full report Fast 50 report in this link. 

 

Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report: The 50 Fastest-Growing Jobs of Q3 2016

 

Skill/Job

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

Change %

Photography

4005

4904

22.3

German

1458

1782

22.2

Video Editing

2280

2718

19.2

Virtual Assistant

4345

5113

17.6

Branding

1111

1294

16.4

Blog Install

1649

1872

13.5

Fashion Design

1226

1386

13

Photo Editing

5070

5721

12.8

Amazon Web Services

1497

1679

12.1

Google Adwords

2002

2235

11.6

iPad

2658

2938

10.5

English (UK)

3295

3637

10.3

Adobe Flash

1788

1971

10.2

XML

1761

1928

9.4

Unity 3D

1466

1603

9.3

Transcription

2281

2491

9.2

SEO

16077

17479

8.7

Data Entry

20568

22215

8

Interior Design

1183

1276

7.8

Translation

11175

12038

7.7

Word

2502

2668

6.6

Internet Research

2034

2162

6.2

WooCommerce

1597

1686

5.5

After Effects

2232

2356

5.5

Logo Design

30793

32386

5.1

PDF

1484

1559

5

Shopify

1432

1504

5

System Admin

2165

2271

4.8

Internet Marketing

18919

19757

4.4

Customer Support

1082

1128

4.2

ASP

1236

1288

4.2

Content Writing

12662

13184

4.1

Animation

4740

4930

4

Photoshop Design

6594

6837

3.6

Illustration

6484

6700

3.3

Excel

18828

19438

3.2

English (US)

4592

4729

2.9

Link Building

9743

9996

2.5

Illustrator

9210

9439

2.4

Covers & Packaging

1330

1360

2.2

Video Production

1839

1876

2

Corporate Identity

2914

2970

1.9

Data Processing

9433

9602

1.7

Codeigniter

1082

1101

1.7

Manufacturing

1261

1282

1.6

Pinterest

2284

2317

1.4

iPhone

13956

14131

1.2

Spanish

1444

1462

1.2

Proofreading

6463

6537

1.1

Wordpress

29146

29468

1.1

 

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Posted 23 November, 2016

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