With the current recession in a constant state of flux, today we are going to look at the various skills that have remained robust through these challenging economic times - and those that look to have an strong future. These statistics are based upon oDesk's own trends pages. When viewing these trends, keep in mind, we are experiencing some overall growth ourselves - so the up-trending graphs will show more growth than average for the skill and the down-trending (or flat) graphs will exhibit more decline than we show.
Computerweekly has some telling statistics that would seem to back us up with respect to PHP and Dotnet (we did notice a drop in Dotnet developer demand in the early year but it has since picked up).
Anyway, on to the numbers!
Meteoric would be the only way to describe the growth of demand for those with skills to develop for this latest social networking craze, much like the growth of the service itself.
Ability to develop for WordPress is a very nice expanding market and any PHP freelancer would do well to have it on his resume.
Another specialist platform that a freelance developer would do well to have on his or her resume. Not a great range, but a healthy trend.
Interested in trends on oDesk? Visit www.odesk.com/trends to learn more!