IT Management: Excel, C++, Java Jobs Among Top 25 on in Q4 2011

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-01-13 Print this article Print
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the fastest growing job category on the list was data entry, growing 54 percent-from 10,146 applications in the third quarter to 15,651 in the fourth., a large outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has announced the most recent Freelancer Fast 50, a list of its 50 fastest-growing online job categories for the last quarter of 2011. the Fast 50 charts the fastest-moving job categories quarter by quarter, and provides an up-to-date account of jobs being done over the Internet. Essentially, helps match employers with workers who can fit their needs. Demand for workers on reflects the demand for certain job skills in the market overall. According to the new Freelancer Fast 50, software development jobs are up overall. the fourth quarter saw a strong increase in applications developed in C++, which were up 38 percent, to 2,214. Java was up 36 percent, to 2,513; C language development was up 27 percent, to 1,953; .NET development also rose, up 27 percent, to 346; and C# was up 20 percent, to 2,124. However, PHP still dominates the Web and was up 13 percent, to 28,872 online projects. the outsourcing marketplace enables businesses to connect with more than 3 million independent professionals from all over the world. Employers can hire freelancers in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design, engineering and the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services. the average job for the freelance employee is less than $200, making cost-effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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