Freelancer.com reports jump in jobs, lists fastest growing and declining jobs for Q2


Freelancer.com reported the number of jobs posted on its online staffing platform in the second quarter increased by 41% year over year to 605,000 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase over the first quarter was 25%.

Mathematics and statistics jobs were among the fastest growing, according to the company’s Fast 50 Report for Q2 2020, listing the 50 fastest-growing and fastest-declining jobs. The report was released last week.

“The freelance online job market continues to flourish in spite of global challenges,” Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie said. “Towards the very end of Q1 2020 was the start of a deluge of demand and Q2 2020, the number of users that joined our platform, including freelancers and employers looking for freelancers, surged enormously.”

Jobs posting the biggest increase in demand were “mathematics, Matlab, Mathematica, algorithm.” In addition, Freelancer.com reported statistics and statistical analysis jobs were also in the top-10 fastest growing. The company noted the Covid-19 outbreak has increased the volume of data with tracking and tracing of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, tests conducted and more.

On the other hand, Freelancer.com noted “local jobs” fell by 36% in the second quarter to 1,174 amid the pandemic. These include onsite tasks such as cleaning a home or assembling Ikea furniture.

Rank Job  Q1 2020   Q2 2020   % Increase  1 Mathematics Matlab and Mathematica Algorithm                          8,269                       16,501 99.6% 2 API                          1,139                          2,176 91.0% 3 XML                          1,226                          2,328 89.9% 4 Project Management                          1,810                          3,370 86.2% 5 Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering                       12,442                       22,481 80.7% 6 Adobe Flash                          1,168                          2,058 76.2% 7 Statistics, Statistical Analysis                          4,241                          7,397 74.4% 8 Legal, Legal Research                          2,887                          4,852 68.1% 9 Game Design                          1,549                          2,602 68.0% 10 Game Development                          2,365                          3,878 64.0% 11 Metatrader                          1,632                          2,655 62.7% 12 Computer Security                          1,108                          1,796 62.1% 13 2D Animation                          1,573                          2,497 58.7% 14 YouTube                          1,596                          2,532 58.7% 15 Objective C, C Programming                       11,832                       18,599 57.2% 16 Shopify Templates, Shopping Carts, eCommerce, Shopify, WooCommerce                       17,711                       27,343 54.4% 17 Circuit Design                          1,062                          1,631 53.6% 18 Electronics                          3,703                          5,628 52.0% 19 Java, React Native                       16,086                       24,209 50.5% 20 Photography                          3,081                          4,550 47.7% 21 Python, Django                       16,454                       24,073 46.3% 22 iOS Development, Flutter Swift iPad, App Developer Mobile App Development iPhone                       54,536                       79,635 46.0% 23 Finance Accounting Financial  Research                          8,117                       11,763 45.0% 24 Banner Design                          7,888                       11,404 44.6% 25 Academic Writing                          3,762                          5,422 44.1%
Rank Job Name  Job Count Q1 2020   Job Count Q2 2020   % Decrease  1 Local Job                          1,824                          1,174 -35.6% 2 Writing                          1,036                             810 -21.8% 3 Excel VBA                          1,125                             891 -20.8% 4 General Office, Typing, Virtual Assistant                       10,990                          9,202 -16.4% 5 Resumes                          1,653                          1,389 -16.0% 6 Email Handling                          2,756                          2,349 -14.8% 7 Bookkeeping                          1,809                          1,569 -13.3% 8 Call Center Customer Service CRM                          5,841                          5,197 -11.0% 9 Internet Research Web Search                       14,910                       13,652 -8.4% 10 Microsoft Office                          3,768                          3,452 -8.4% 11 Communications                          1,087                             996 -8.4% 12 Data Scraping, Data Extraction                          3,101                          2,875 -7.3% 13 Video Upload                          1,314                          1,259 -4.2% 14 Business Cards                          2,969                          2,883 -3.0% 15 JSON                          1,009                             982 -2.7% 16 Leads Telemarketing                          5,845                          5,725 -2.1% 17 Hindi, Russian, English (UK), French, English (US), Transcription, Spanish, German, English Grammar                       42,463                       41,889 -1.4% 18 Data Analytics, Data Mining                          6,039                          5,967 -1.2% 19 Adobe InDesign                          3,201                          3,167 -1.1% 20 Testing / QA                          1,273                          1,286 1.0% 21 Icon Design                          1,589                          1,619 1.9% 22 Photo Editing                          7,549                          7,771 2.9% 23 PSD to HTML                          1,889                          1,952 3.3% 24 Article Submission                          1,064                          1,104 3.8% 25 Editing                          7,518                          7,832 4.2%



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