Android jobs rise to top
Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has announced the fastest growing Internet jobs between July and September 2012.
Our analysts assessed more than 230,000 jobs completed this past quarter. Here are some highlights:
- As Apple developers waited for the release of iOS6 in September, growth of iPhone jobs dwindled to a mere 8%, a far cry from the 30% increase seen in Q2. Meanwhile, Android saw a massive 16% growth in jobs, bolstered by the success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release.
- The interactive web continued to soar, with HTML5, jQuery, and PHP jobs all seeing double-digit growth as businesses looked to boost their mobile offerings.
- eBay jobs made an explosive comeback, growing 41%, as the ecommerce giant unveiled new designs and features to strengthen its position in the social and mobile era.
- Facebook jobs saw an 11% growth, a welcome recovery as marketers gradually returned following a traumatic 14% drop in Q2 amidst the company's disastrous IPO. Social Networking jobs as a whole grew 15% after stagnating at a 1% growth in Q2.
There are plenty more statistics and trends revealed in the press release attached below and as a PDF with this letter. Additionally, the Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, Matt Barrie, is available to provide you with unmatched insight and knowledge about the industry. If you have any spare time in the next few days, he would be happy to discuss these exciting developments with you. Feel free to contact me with your thoughts and I'll gladly set things up for you.
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