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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 Gains 121% over October 2009, Employers spend nearly $12M on contract work
  • Mobile Category Growing Strong - Demand for Android Skills Up 710% Over 2009
  • Workers Familiar with Facebook Have 190% More Opportunities Since October 2009
  • Globalization Embraced by SMBs - Demand for Translators Up 340%

October Snapshot (% Change MoM/YoY)

Jobs posted
57,017 (+1%/+103%)
Earnings
$11,754,773 (+7%/+110%)
Available Contractors
811,095 (+6%/114%)
Hours worked
1,140,764 (+9%/+121%)

Top Skills (by jobs posted)

Rank Change
Rank Skill MoM YoY
1 PHP
2 HTML
3 English +1
4 CSS -1
5 SEO +1 +2
6 Photoshop -1 -1
7 Wordpress +1
8 MySQL -2
9 Javascript +1
10 Writer +3
11 Microsoft Excel +1
12 Data Entry +2
13 Flash -4
14 Joomla -3
15 Graphics +5
16 .Net +1
17 Ajax +1 -2
18 MS SQL +2
19 IIS +2 -2
20 Facebook +3 +16
21 Link Building -5 +6
22 Java -3
23 iPhone +3
24 SEM +1
25 Jquery +5 +10
Rank Change
Rank Skill MoM YoY
26 XHTML -1 -7
27 Writing +5
28 Research +2
29 Illustrator -7 +5
30 C# +1 -4
31 Drupal +4 -7
32 Blogger -3
33 SQL -4 -12
34 Magento -1 +3
35 Microsoft Word -1 +4
36 Twitter +4 +11
37 C++ +4 -6
38 XML -2 -5
39 Web Design -1 +3
40 Android +5 +70
41 Typing +11 +4
42 Web Research +1 +4
43 Article Writing -6 +8
44 Design +3 -4
45 Graphic Design -3 -1
46 Linux -3
47 Marketing +2 -9
48 ASP -8
49 Salesforce -6
50 Translation +2 +37

Top Categories (by jobs posted)

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

Jobs Posted

Mar 09 Apr 09 May 09 Jun 09 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
16567 15884 17440 19583 22879 24815 24661 28043 29391 27589 36461 37580 44610 43611 47281 48786 51944 56883 56603 57017

Hours worked

Mar 09 Apr 09 May 09 Jun 09 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
321099 340443 367980 403619 453824 458699 482368 515368 535338 558259 596456 630584 757926 771474 817212 854311 930290 1000913 1045150 1140764

Top Contractor Countries

1 India
2 Philippines
3 United States
4 Russia
5 Ukraine
6 Pakistan
7 Bangladesh
8 Canada
9 China
10 Poland

Top Cities (by $ earned October 2010)

1 Mohali, India
2 Chandigarh, India
3 Omsk, Russia
4 Taganrog, Russia
5 Bangalore, India
6 Lahore, Pakistan
7 Dhaka, Bangladesh
8 Quezon City, Philippines
9 Kiev, Ukraine
 
10 Indore, India
11 Sevastapol, Ukraine
12 Manila, Philippines
13 Iligan City, Philippines
14 Delhi, India
15 Hyderabad, India
16 Lviv, Ukraine
17 Moscow, Russia
18 Minsk, Belarus
19 Ahmedabad, India
20 New York City, United States
21 Karachi, Pakistan
22 Cebu City, Philippines
23 Chennai, India
24 Islamabad, Pakistan
25 Kharkov, Ukraine

U.S. Average Hourly Rates

Mar 09 Apr 09 May 09 Jun 09 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
Writing 14.92 13.16 13.92 13.51 12.54 13.10 13.93 13.59 13.52 13.34 13.30 13.00 13.01 13.14 13.26 13.97 14.12 13.82 14.5 13.90
Administrative Support 8.43 7.37 7.09 11.60 12.19 12.19 11.96 12.92 12.19 11.36 10.14 10.19 8.59 8.46 10.14 10 10.18 10.73 11.44 11.34
Business Services 15.54 12.17 15.12 15.96 16.40 19.66 21.55 22.91 22.16 22.00 18.41 16.85 16.13 17.34 19.65 17.78 17.64 18.50 18.91 18.47
Design 20.01 19.07 18.51 18.26 18.12 20.59 20.05 21.81 20.65 18.48 18.84 18.88 17.23 16.96 18.78 18.75 17.10 17.98 18.66 19.09
Tech 20.68 20.88 18.94 19.26 23.42 22.14 23.74 22.44 21.02 20.26 25.00 22.94 25.17 23.92 23.77 21.9 22.73 22.48 23.31 24.25
U.S. Average 15.71 15.24 15.41 15.55 15.47 15.88 15.72 16.24 16.01 16.52 16.42 16.94 17.67 17.46 22.81 17.59 17.58 17.59 17.59 17.59

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

1 California (12.4%)
2 Florida (11.9%)
3 Texas (8.1%)
4 Georgia (10%)
5 New York (8.3%)
6 North Carolina (9.6%)
7 Illinois (9.9%)
8 Pennsylvania (9%)
9 New Jersey (9.4%)
10 Michigan (13%)
11 Massachussetts (8.4%)
12 Ohio (10%)
13 Washington (9%)
14 Virginia (6.8%)
15 Colorado (8.2%)
16 Minnesota (7%)
17 Oregon (10.6%)
18 Arizona (9.7%)
19 Indiana (10.1%)
20 Tennessee (9.4%)
21 Utah (7.5%)
22 South Carolina (11%)
23 Alabama (8.9%)
24 Maryland (7.5%)
25 Montana (7.4%)

Top U.S. Cities for Workers (by available contractors October 2010)

1 Los Angeles
2 New York City
3 Atlanta
4 San Francisco
5 Austin
6 Chicago
7 Medford
8 Pittsburgh
9 Tampa
10 Seattle
11 Arlington
12 Kernersville
13 San Diego
14 Las Vegas
15 Houston
16 Jacksonville
17 San Jose
18 Dallas
19 Charlotte
20 Orlando
21 Denver
22 Baltimore
23 Miami
24 Alpharetta (GA)
25 Tuscon