Freelancer.com reports jobs on platform rise by 17% in 2020; fastest-growing are in app and web development

, Asia RPA

January 15, 2021

Online recruiting platform Freelancer.com reported that the number of jobs on its platform increased 17% to 2.1 million jobs in 2020 compared to 1.8 million in 2019. The increase was due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sydney-based company reported that the job category with the fastest growth in demand included those with proficiency in Flutter.

CEO Matt Barrie said the online freelance job market continues to thrive despite global challenges.

“A flurry of demand began towards the end of Q1 2020, and the number of users joining our platform increased tremendously through Q2 through Q4 2020, including freelancers and employers looking for freelancers,” said Barrie.

Covid-19 resulted in increased freelance growth, but Barrie said the growth was also spurred by people with a strong desire to start their own freelance business.

“These are promising times and positive signs for the gig economy,” said Barrie.

Looking at the fastest growing jobs for 2020, Freelancer.com found that eight of the top ten fastest growing jobs are in app and website development.

Topping the list was Flutter, an open source user interface software development kit published by Google. Developers use Flutter to build applications for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a single code base.

Other popular coding languages ​​were Firebase, Wix, RESTful API and Typescript

Freelancer.com listed the fastest growing jobs on its platform for the full year 2020 compared to 2019:

Surname

Number of jobs
2019

Number of jobs
2020

% Increase decrease
1 flutter 2.136 8,971 319.99%
2 Google Firebase 1.908 5.365 181.18%
3 Wix 1.011 2,320 129.48%
4th Data analysis 1.619 3,500 116.18%
5 RESTful API 1,579 3.362 112.92%
6th physics 1.529 3.138 105.23%
7th Full stack development 1.957 3.889 98.72%
8th typescript 1.267 2,428 91.63%
9 iOS development 5.075 9.484 86.88%
10 API 4,177 7.705 84.46%
11 Aws Lambda 1,000 1,798 79.80%
12th Kotlin 1,430 2,550 78.32%
13th Web api 1,350 2.354 74.37%
14th word 21,131 36,808 74.19%
15th PDF 16,028 27,811 73.52%
16 React.js 12.237 20,791 69.90%
17th Native respond 6.824 11,560 69.40%
18th docker 1.664 2,789 67.61%
19th 360 degree video 1,047 1,747 66.86%
20th Computer science 2.248 3.729 65.88%
21st MongoDB 2,348 3.886 65.50%
22nd Vue.js 3,692 6,087 64.87%
23 mathematics 11,047 18,211 64.85%
24 Metatrader 5.614 9.253 64.82%
25th Chemical engineering 2.184 3.530 61.63%

March 31, 2021