SYDNEY April 30, 2012 Freelancer.com
TOP TRENDS FOR Q1 2012:
– Mobile app development grows as smart phones show no sign of slowing: Android (up by 26% to 2,863 jobs), iPhone (up by 27% to 4,318 jobs) and iPad (up by 19% to 1,828 jobs), with "post-PC device" sales outstripping that of PCs and a slew of new models hitting the market, the number of jobs in these areas has seen a steady increase.
– Open Standards will own the Web: HTML5 (up 48% to 2,160 jobs) continues its ascent as the de-facto Web 2.0 standard. The continued growth of "post-PC" devices and their support of next generation open web standards.
– Losers: SEO (up by 8% to 10,152 jobs) has remained comparatively stagnant. Despite a stronger recovery for SEO in late 2011, Google’s constant fight against low quality link building has had a major impact on the SEO industry.