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IT Jobs: What Was Hot in Online Hiring in 2010 and What's Ahead?

Dec 09, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"What were the hot IT skills employers were looking for in 2010? Elance, the online jobs platform, issued its annual review of the hot jobs for the year and some predictions for the year ahead. While the company's analysis is skewed by its focus on online, contract employment, it provides an interesting snapshot of that fast-growing segment of the marketplace.

"In the case of Elance itself, the company said over 375,000 jobs were posted at the site this year, during a time of rising unemployment in the U.S. overall. Elance said online workers earned more than $100 million in total for the year. Elance said it's tapping a fertile market, citing estimates by the Freelancers Union that 30 percent of the U.S. job market (about 42 million workers) is made up of independent contractors, part-time or temporary staffers and the self-employed.

""More businesses integrated online workers into their staffing models and more professionals opted to work online instead of onsite, marking a fundamental shift in labor practices in 2010," Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance, said in a statement."

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