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Hottest Technology Freelance Skills: The 10 Tech Skills in Highest Demand

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    Ericka Chickowski

 
 
 
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1. PHPValue of Contracts Earned by Elance Workers over past 6 months: $7,424,193Number of New Gigs Posted Over Last Month: 2,198
Job seekers with open minds can find considerable opportunities within the IT marketplace if they're willing to forgo the traditional 9-to-5 office work arrangement. Freelance marketplace company Elance says that IT contract gigs continue to increase in the face of static full-time IT job growth. (Many experts believe that's because companies are more willing to meet new demand with a contingent workforce rather than commit to a full-time employee as fears about economic uncertainty continue and the current economic recovery seems fragile.) But for those technology workers who are willing and able to work on a project basis, opportunity abounds. Elance reports that IT job opportunities were up 44 percent during the second quarter year-over-year and provider earnings per job jumped by 31 percent. The following skills are the most valued on the Elance marketplace according to the quarterly Elance Online Employment Report
This article was originally published on 2010-08-25