Gigs for Photography, German and Video Editing in High Demand
Creative work is cool (again) - particularly if you can create it in German.
The need to keep up with content demands - whether it's creating video assets to capture visitors' attention or taking photographs to capture a brand in one shot - has resulted in creative projects making up 50 percent of the top 10 fastest growing jobs on Freelancer.com in Q3 2016.
Photography jobs alone grew by 22 percent in Q3 compared to the previous quarter, indicating more businesses are stepping outside the stock photography search box. Jobs related to German language skills took the second spot on Freelancer.com's list of the fastest-growing jobs (also with a 22 percent increase from the previous quarter). What gives?
Freelancer.com credits "Brexit" as a likely reason for the increase, because Germany is reportedly trying to lure businesses from the UK. Not as exciting from a political standpoint, video editing falls third on the list with a 19.2 percent increase.
One of the most surprising findings in the report, however, is around the dramatic reduction (-37 percent) in computer security jobs. Unless everyone is moving this critical role in-house and in a permanent, full-time position then that figure should worry us all considering many factors, like the fact that chip technology used at the point of sale is reportedly increasing online fraud because of the chip's effectiveness - and, of course, there was that massive outage we'd be wise not to forget.
A surprising, and somewhat gratifying finding is that jobs related to "Algorithms" is down 42 percent, which gives us hope that people are understanding that if the user experience and content they provide their Web visitors is relevant and meets expectations, then people will buy, stay, share, socialize - all of which helps the search engines interpret a site as a "good" one to send searchers to. More likely, however, is that the number of jobs in this industry could have previously been inflated thanks to "Mobilegeddon" and other updates.
To make conclusions for yourself, take a look at the list below (to zoom in, click on the image):