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If your skill set leans towards the technical, and you find yourself job hunting, you'll want to check out some data from Freelancer.com. The online job marketplace just released what it refers to as the Fast 50: the fifty fastest growing online jobs for the second quarter of this year. Mobile rules the roost, of course, but you might be surprised at what else is buried in those numbers.

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If your skill set leans towards the technical, and you find yourself job hunting, you'll want to check out some data from Freelancer.com. The online job marketplace just released what it refers to as the Fast 50: the fifty fastest growing online jobs for the second quarter of this year. Mobile rules the roost, of course, but you might be surprised at what else is buried in those numbers.

You can get more details here. Freelancer.com pulled its information from more than four million users and more than two million projects. For this Fast 50 list specifically, the company pulled from 190,000 online jobs posted on its site during this quarter. Some of the nuggets gleaned from the list:  there's more demand now for programmers able to work on apps for Apple's App Store rather than Android. Open standards also seem to be catching on more. 

Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie notes that "Two clear trends are evident: firstly, user activity is moving to mobile devices and the trend won't be reversing any time soon as the other 5 billion people on this planet join the Internet, primarily through mobile. Secondly, the Internet is becoming more interactive, and the technologies that are winning and will continue to win are open standards like HTML5 and jQuery -- to the detriment of the incumbents proprietary technology providers like Adobe and Microsoft." In other words, it's a good time to be a web developer that works with open standards.

The new Android vs. Apple iOS trend reverses a previous trend spotted by Freelancer.com in which Android jobs were growing faster than those for Apple iOS. But this quarter, the latter experienced an explosive growth rate of 30 percent, leaving Android in the dust with a growth rate of only 20 percent. Both of those percentages are as compared to the first quarter of this year. Ipad-related jobs in particular saw huge growth, thanks to the release of the iPad 2. It's anybody's guess how these figures will change next quarter, as Apple released a beta version of iOS6 in June, and Google releasing Android Jelly Bean.

Another trend worth noting is the result of Google's Panda and Penguin updates. These attempts to make search more relevant have panicked the Internet marketing industry but instead of hiring more marketers, the industry seems to be getting more conservative. It has reduced hiring overall by more than five percent, with SEO and link building projects seeing reductions in new jobs of more than seven percent. Article rewriting and article submission projects also saw reductions in new projects, presumably because Google's updates were in part a response to low quality content.


There was plenty of good news on the open standards front, though. HTML5 jobs were up 20 percent. Jobs looking for jQuery also rose, by 17 percent. User interface jobs hit one out of the ballpark, up 42 percent from the previous quarter. The big losers here? .NET jobs (down 39 percent) and ASP jobs (down 13 percent). Even with these percentages, however, it's worth keeping the absolute numbers of jobs in mind. Of these five categories, the one with the most jobs listed was .NET, with 2,919 but that was down from 4,748 the previous quarter.

Social media got a bit of a wake-up call when Facebook's IPO fizzled. As a result, Facebook-related jobs fell 14 percent from the previous quarter. The fallout affected other areas of social media as well; Twitter projects dropped a little more than one percent from the previous quarter's figures. You can check out all the raw figures at the link given earlier in this article.


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