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When becoming a contractor or freelancer it is easy to think that gaining your first commissions may be an arduous and time consuming process, but that's not necessarily the case.

24 July 2012

When becoming a contractor or freelancer it is easy to think that gaining your first commissions may be an arduous and time consuming process, but that's not necessarily the case.

A new study conducted by Freelancer.com shows that while some industry sectors are cutting down on the number of flexible workers they use, there are also a number of areas where opportunities continue to grow.

The Fast 50 report looked at data from four million people and 2.3 million projects and found that people who are skilled in dealing with mobile devices are particularly in demand at present.

The report also found that social media skills are highly desirable because the internet is changing the way in which companies operate and they want to remain at the forefront of advancements.

“We truly are at an inflexion point of the technology landscape”, said Freelancer.com chief executive, Matt Barrie. “We’re seeing the changing of the guard across the technology industry when we examine our incredibly detailed online jobs data [and] two clear trends are evident."


By James Roberts

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