The vital importance of an online presence in today’s business landscape was driven home in 2018, with jobs aimed at developing, populating, promoting and marketing websites among the fastest growing areas of online work last year, according to Freelancer.com’s latest Fast 50 Report.
The Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report charts the quarterly movement of the top 50 fastest growing and declining job categories on the Freelancer.com marketplace, which claims more than 31 million users around the world and has facilitated over 15 million jobs to date.
The special edition of the Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report looks closely at the big job trends that dominated 2018 and also provides a snapshot of the fastest moving job types in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“Freelancer.com is the largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world by the number of users and jobs posted, so the depth and breadth of data we are able to draw upon to uncover global online employment trends are unparalleled. This rich insight offers invaluable information to freelancers who want to maximize their skills and ensure they remain up to date and in step with the broader business market, which can be dynamic, with demand changing over time,” said Freelancer.com chairman and chief executive Matt Barrie.
Analysis of nearly two million jobs posted on Freelancer.com in 2018 revealed that online content was king in 2018, with both the first quarter and the final quarter of the year dominated by growth in jobs focused on the creation of websites and the content that populates them.