Development positions with in-demand technologies such as Facebook API and Android SDK continue to enjoy the largest growth with no signs of slowing, according to the May Online Employment Report recently released by oDesk.
Also experiencing dramatic increases were a variety of online writing jobs, with technical writing positions up 1,758 percent since last year and blogging jobs up 974 percent. The summer months are an excellent time for employers to leverage on-demand talent online and tap into contractors with needed skills, while also presenting increased opportunities for freelance workers to build and develop relationships with new employers.
Despite the national unemployment rate recently edging up to 9 percent, oDesk experienced a record number of job postings on its site for the month of May. That figure was a 7-percent increase from the previous month, and has grown 81 percent since 2010.
Employers spent over $17 million in May while contractors worked over 1.6 million hours on oDesk.