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US Online Work Report

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Elance-oDesk, the global leader in online work, released our first official report documenting the state of the online work market in the United States. The U.S. Online Work Report draws from the Elance-oDesk data warehouse, which contains the world’s largest and most comprehensive set of data available regarding independent work happening online. U.S. businesses posted more than half a million jobs year to date—out of 1.2 million job postings globally—in order to hire and work with a growing network of independent professionals who work online. View the press release here: http://elance-odesk.com/press/elance-odesk-issues-first-ever-report-on-us-online-work-market

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US Online Work Report

  1. 1. Growth Rate of Categories YoY GROWTH Total U.S.Registered on Elance-oDesk CUMULATIVE ALL TIME U.S. Online Work Report JANUARY–MAY 2014 All data is sourced from the combined Elance and oDesk databases. © Elance-oDesk, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. This report represents U.S. activity only. For worldwide statistics, see the Global Online Work Report. U.S. Online Work Spend $231M 29% YoY GROWTH New U.S. Freelancers Looking for Work 248K 6% YoY GROWTH Movers & Shakers Offline Job Openings openings reported in the most recent month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Online Job Postings +22% +3% Freelancer Earnings by Category 2014 YEAR TO DATE Writing & Translation . . . . . . . . . 30% Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29% Admin Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12% Design & Multimedia . . . . . . . . . 11% Sales & Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . 9% Finance & Management . . . . . . . . 5% Engineering & Manufacturing. . . . . 2% Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1% Clockwise from top 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% Engineering & Sales & Design & Legal Admin IT & Finance & Writing & 88% 52% 44% 33% 30% 27% 26% 25% New U.S. Online Job Postings 626K 20% YoY GROWTH Skills with Growing Demand Data Science Content Marketing Android App Development 3D Modeling Skills with Highest Paying Rate Patent Law $112.20 Ruby Programming $61.00 Startup Consulting $54.00 Django Development $45.70 Animation $35.90 Skills with Decreasing Demand Facebook Development SEM Infographics PROJECTED EOY 2014 BUSINESSES: 1.1M Technology Finace & Managment Writing & Translation Admin Support LegalDesign & Multimedia Sales & Marketing Engineering & Manufacturing FREELANCERS: 2M
  2. 2. U.S. Online Work Report JANUARY–MAY 2014 Spotlight on Technology Current Top Skills with Highest Demand PHP HTML Wordpress MySQL Hot Skills with Growing Demand Woocommerce HTML5 Internet Security Data Science U.S. Tech Online Work Spend U.S. Tech Online Postings $127M 229K Page 2 All data is sourced from the combined Elance and oDesk databases. © Elance-oDesk, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. This report represents U.S. activity only. For worldwide statistics, see the Global Online Work Report.

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