the fastest growing job category on the Freelancer.com list was data entry, growing 54 percent-from 10,146 applications in the third quarter to 15,651 in the fourth.
Jobs requiring Excel skills were the second fastest growing, rising 51 percent, from 4,673 to 7,056 quarter to quarter.
Academic writing ranked third on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for the fourth quarter. this category rose 42 percent, from 2,723 to 3,862.
Data processing jobs ranked fourth on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011, rising 39 percent, from 4,819 to 6,705.
C++ programming ranked fifth on the Freelancer.com Fast 50, rising 38 percent, from 1,610 to 2,214.
Java coding jobs ranked sixth on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011. Java job applications rose 36 percent, from 1,854 to 2,513.
Web search-related jobs ranked seventh, moving up 33 percent, from 1,540 to 2,053.
Jobs related to Google's Android mobile operating system also rose 33 percent, from 1,848 to 2,454, hitting number eight.
Fast-growing Facebook continues to generate job applications, ranking ninth on the Freelancer.com list, with applications jumping 29 percent, from 6,145 to 7,947.
Demand for C programming jobs in the fourth quarter was No. 10 on the list, growing 27 percent, from 1,541 to 1,953.
.NET-related jobs ranked 11th on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011. Net programming jobs rose 27 percent, from 2,732 to 3,460.
Overall, applications for social networking jobs ranked 12th on the Freelancer.com list, rising 26 percent, from 4,191 to 5,276.
there were 25 percent more applications for article writing jobs in the fourth quarter, from 5,394 to 6,762.
Magento jobs ranked 14th on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011. Magento jobs rose 21 percent, from 1,500 to 1,818.
Coming in 15th on the Freelancer.com list was C# programming jobs, growing 20 percent, from 1,764 to 2,124.
Job applications related to Apple's popular iPhone ranked 16th on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011, rising 18 percent, from 3,108 to 3,682.
Translation jobs ranked 17th on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011. Translation jobs rose 17 percent, from 1,524 to 1,787.
AJAX-related jobs came in 18th on the list, jumping 17 percent, from 3,441 to 4,010.
the demand for e-commerce jobs pushed the segment to 19th on the Freelancer.com Fast 50 for Q4 2011, with a 17 percent increase, from 2,889 to 3,366.
Job applications for Twitter-related jobs jumped 16 percent, from 1,521 to 1,767.
Adobe Illustrator jobs ranked 21st on the Freelancer.com list, rising 15 percent, from 1,710 to 1,970.
Shopping carts-related jobs came in 22nd, with the number of applications growing 13 percent, from 2,144 to 2,426.
Coming in 24th on the list was PHP jobs, jumping 13 percent, from 25,600 to 28,872.
Job applications for the WordPress blogging tool hit 25th on the Freelancer.com list, rising 13 percent, from 5,020 to 5,657.