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Online Employment Report
A companion to the Employment Situation Summary issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highlights

Online Work Replacing Full-Time Employment
  • More than $19M spent on online work in June
  • 93,000+ new jobs posted
  • More than 1.9M hours of work performed

May Snapshot (% Change MoM/YoY)

Jobs posted
93,670 (+8%/+71%)*
Earnings
$18,630,561* (+3%/+91%)
Available Contractors
1,345,947 (+7%/+126%)
Hours worked
1,834,903 (+4%/+90%)
* Estimated

Top Skills (by jobs posted)

Rank Change
Rank Skill MoM YoY % YoY
1 Writing +8 +12 424
2 PHP -1 -1 29
3 HTML/DHTML -1 -1 38
4 English 96
5 Wordpress +1 +1 69
6 SEO - Search Engine Optimization -1 +1 72
7 CSS -2 26
8 Photoshop -5 13
9 Data Entry +2 +9 128
10 Web Design +2 +13 158
11 Javascript -2 +1 61
12 Web Research +2 +10 137
13 MySQL -3 -4 19
14 Graphics -1 -4 34
15 Excel -4 19
16 Blogging +87 1167
17 Joomla +1 +4 21
18 Link Building -1 +7 56
19 SMM +2 +46 420
20 Illustrator -1 +15 93
21 Jquery +1 +19 165
22 Flash -2 -2 -9
23 iPhone +5 +4 17
24 Ajax +4 18
25 Logo Design -2 +75 553
Rank Change
Rank Skill MoM YoY %YoY
26 Microsoft Word -1 +15 97
27 Java -8 -33
28 Marketing +1 +19 138
29 Sales -3 +98 773
30 Magento +5 +12 73
31 Internet Marketing +5 +128 851
32 Facebook API -2 +255 2171
33 Technical Writing +1 +284 2467
34 C# -3 -12
35 Drupal +2 +8 51
36 Copywriting +4 +48 270
37 Typing -4 +23 109
38 SQL +1 -30 -75
39 Programming -1 +118 663
40 Telemarketing -8 +68 347
41 Telephone skills +3 +293 1890
42 C++ +11 -10 -38
43 Craigslist +2 +54 196
44 Video Editing +8 +94 411
45 E-commerce -4 +71 307
46 Grammar -3 +33 131
47 Android SDK N/A N/A
48 Powerpoint +11 +33 137
49 Microsoft Office +14 +109 442
50 Transcription +11 +56 200

Top Categories (by jobs posted)

Rank Change
Rank Category MoM YoY
1 Web Programming
2 Web Design
3 Blog & Article Writing
4 Data Entry +1
5 SEO - Search Engine Optimization -1 +2
6 Graphic Design
7 Mobile Apps +2 +5
8 Other - Web Development -1
9 Website Content -1
10 Web Research +1
11 Personal Assistant +1 -1
12 Logo Design -1 +2
13 Other - Writing & Translation +2 +5
14 Other - Administrative Support +3 -1
15 Sales & Lead Generation -1 +4
16 Ecommerce -3 +1
17 SMM - Social Media Marketing -1 +5
18 Translation +6
19 Other - Software Development -14
20 Desktop Applications +2
21 Telemarketing & Telesales -1 +7
22 Advertising -1 +7
23 Technical Writing +10
24 Other - Sales & Marketing +1 -3
25 Creative Writing -1 +2
Rank Change
Rank Category MoM YoY
26 Other - Design & Multimedia -11
27 Other - Business Services +1 -4
28 Copywriting +1 +9
29 Video Production -2 -4
30 Scripts & Utilities +8
31 SEM - Search Engine Marketing -5
32 Illustration +1 +12
33 Website Project Management +2 +6
34 Print Design +2 +9
35 Transcription -1 -5
36 3D Modeling & CAD +1 +4
37 Server Administration +1 -5
38 Customer Service & Support -6 -4
39 Email Marketing +6
40 Animation +7
41 Market Research & Surveys +1 +5
42 Game Development +5 +8
43 Other - Networking & Information Systems -2 +5
44 Presentations +1 +8
45 UI Design -2 -3
46 Accounting +4 +9
47 Software Plug-ins +3 +6
48 Voice Talent -2 +10
49 Business Plans & Marketing Strategy +4 +13
50 Network Administration -2 +13

Jobs Posted

Jul 09 Aug 09 Sep 09 Oct 09 Nov 09 Dec 09 Jan 10 Feb 10 Mar 10 Apr 10 May 10 Jun 10 Jul 10 Aug 10 Sep 10 Oct 10 Nov 10 Dec 10 Jan 11 Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 Jun 11 Jul 11
22879 24815 24661 28043 29391 27589 36461 37580 44610 43611 47281 48786 51944 56883 56603 57017 56385 53937 68937 70274 80819 80819 88491 86443 93670

Hours worked

Jul 09 Aug 09 Sep 09 Oct 09 Nov 09 Dec 09 Jan 10 Feb 10 Mar 10 Apr 10 May 10 Jun 10 Jul 10 Aug 10 Sep 10 Oct 10 Nov 10 Dec 10 Jan 11 Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 Jun 11 Jul 11
453824 458699 482368 515368 535338 558259 596456 630584 757926 771474 817212 854311 930290 1000913 1045150 1140764 1220617 1230577 1285568 1328525 1430221 1916162 1493162 1741332 1834903

Global Online Work

Top Work By Country (Country, Work, % of Total)

(1) India
Web Programming 35.3
Web Design 10.3
Other - Software Development 8
SEO 5.7
Mobile Apps 5.6
(2) Philippines
Data Entry 10.3
SEO 8.3
Personal Assistant 5.5
Blog & Article Writing 5.4
Web Research 5.3
(3) United States
Blog & Article Writing 11.3
Web Programming 9.7
Other - Business Services 5.5
Other - Software Development 4.3
Web Design 4.1
(4) Ukraine
Web Programming 44.7
Mobile Apps 8.3
Other - Software Development 8.2
Desktop Applications 6.9
Web Design 4.2
(5) Russia
Web Programming 54
Other - Software Development 9.7
Desktop Applications 9.1
Mobile Apps 6.6
Web Design 3.6
(6) Pakistan
Web programming 24.4
SEO 10.3
Mobile Apps 8.3
Web Design 8.1
Other - Software Development 5.5
(7) Bangladesh
Web programming 23.3
SEO 20
Web Design 7.4
Data Entry 5.2
Other - Web Development 3.7
(8) China
Web Programming 27.2
Other - Software Development 25.1
Mobile Apps 18.5
Desktop Applications 3.9
Web design 2.6
(9) Canada
Web Programming 16.9
Administrative Support 6.5
Software Development 5.7
Desktop Applications 4.6
Blog & Article Writing 4.2
(10) Poland
Web Programming 60.8
Ecommerce 13.5
UI Design 5.6
Web Design 3
Desktop Applications 2.6

Unemployment rate

Top U.S. States (rank, state, unemployment rate)

1 California (11.8%)
2 Florida (10.6%)
3 Texas (8.2%)
4 New York (8.0%)
5 Georgia (9.9%)
6 Pennsylvania (7.6%)
7 North Carolina (9.9%)
8 Ohio (8.8%)
9 Michigan (10.5%)
10 Illinois (9.2%)
11 Virginia (6.0%)
12 Washington (9.2%)
13 Colorado (8.5%)
14 New Jersey (9.5%)
15 Indiana (8.3%)
16 Massachussetts (7.6%)
17 Maryland (7.0%)
18 Arizona (9.3%)
19 Tennessee (9.8%)
20 Oregon (9.4%)
21 Utah (7.4%)
22 Montana (7.5%)
23 South Carolina (10.4%)
24 Wisconsin (7.6%)
25 Alabama (9.9%)