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Freelancer issues list of fastest growing jobs

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Experts in Wordpress, internet marketing, and programming are at the front of online employment trends, according to outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com.

Freelancer pulled data from more than 4.3 million users and 200,000 posted jobs to highlight the 50 fastest growing online categories.
 
“Every industry we can think of is quite abruptly turning into a software business, and every job function is increasingly being performed using software tools in the cloud," said chief executive Matt Barrie.
 
Android saw 16 percent growth in jobs in Q3, spurred on by the success of the Samsung Galaxy SIII and release of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in July, while iPhone jobs tapered to a modest 8 percent growth ahead of the  release of iOS6 last month.


The interactive web continues to fly: HTML5 jobs grew by nearly half, jQuery jobs by a third and PHP, CSS and MySQL jobs by close to 20 percent.

A flurry of Panda and Penguin updates from Google sent the online marketing industry haywire earlier this year, but both internet marketing and SEO jobs were up 12 percent in the last quarter.

While Facebook's IPO flopped, Freelancer says chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s indication of an increased mobile focus means it will be one to watch this quarter, as it attempts to monetise its mobile platform, and an increase in Facebook related job listings last quarter was a reversal of the previous trend.

Copy typing and the translation of paper documents to electronic also boomed this quarter (up 145 percent), and Wordpress, copywriting, and design jobs also showed growth. freelancer list top jobs 2012

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