Top ten fastest growing online jobs in 2015

Last Update: December 21, 2015

The recently published Freelancer quarterly Fast 50 Report (full six-page report here) lists top 50 fastest-growing jobs and skills on the market. Although the main finding is the increase of demand in Windows related jobs and skills, I want to focus on a significant rise in creative jobs people find via networking channels, social media and specialised websites (like WA after all).

Content writing rules

Guess what, Content Writing is leading at 21.8% growth. This trend is likely to continue in the coming months and years. The only difference will be the versatility of content since users will be ever more demanding. Content creators will have to adjust and mix text with other media to attract and keep visitors engaged.

Video content is catching up

As you can imagine, the other media is video. The report claims video related jobs such as editing (18.6%) and video services (14.2%) also soared. Note no 8 below, transcription is often closely related to video editing. It means we will have to master new skills related to video editing and skills of presenting interesting content through various video channels. Don’t wait for the future. It’s already here.

Amazonmania

Finally, Amazon Web Services have gone up by 13,9% compared to the second quarter in 2015. I suspect you aren’t surprised. We are rapidly transitioning towards e-conomy and online shopping as the main type of buying goods. In three years most people in the developed and developing world will be buying via websites from the comfort of their homes (it will lead to all sorts of psychological and sociological traumas, but that’s another complex topic).

Here’s the top ten list:

  1. Windows Desktop – 62.7%
  2. Microsoft Word – 29.3%
  3. Microsoft Excel – 26.6%
  4. Angular.js – 21.9%
  5. Content Writing – 21.8%
  6. Covers & Packaging – 19.8%
  7. Video Editing – 18.6%
  8. Transcription – 15.1%
  9. Video Services – 14.2%
  10. Amazon Web Services – 13.9%

Wrap up

Considering most of us are into online marketing, the prospects for the coming years are pretty attractive. Well, I mean if you sharpen your writing, video editing and marketing skills.

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JohnnyMark1 Premium
Wow! That report is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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MudreM Premium
No worries. Cheers.
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playfulheart Premium
Great list. Thanks very much for reporting on this article.
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My pleasure.
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Pisquali Premium
Yes it sort of feels we can be prepared and let the world come towards us.
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MudreM Premium
That's a better option compared to world crushing into us.
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VMahony Premium
Great information as we all go forward.
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MudreM Premium
Thank you.
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krazykat Premium
Very interesting.
Thank you Mudre.
Val
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You're welcome kk.
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Dmorrow Premium
Very informative and helpful, as always, Mudre. Thanks for sharing. This helps me to see where I need to go with my knowledge and skills. Thanks!

Blessings,
Debby
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MudreM Premium
No problems Debby. Hope you make something out of it.
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ConeyM Premium
Yes! Digitally trendy and glad we are on it! Thank you, Mudre.
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MudreM Premium
We are now. No guarantees we will be on it in the future.
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JLMarker Premium
I've just reviewed your review of WA. Nice work. Very detailed and informative. I would change/fix some of the formatting, but others, a job well done!
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MudreM Premium
Jenny, thanks for reviewing it. I assume you're referring to this: http://powerfulaffs.com/how-to-make-money-online or something unrelated to it?
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CTisby Premium
Signs of the times, good thing that we are ahead of the curve here at WA. Makes sense to become an Amazon affiliate after all.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Good information to have. Thanks for doing the research and posting this.
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MudreM Premium
I'm glad you find it informative. Cheers.
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2Al Premium
Informative , thank you for sharing.
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MudreM Premium
Thank you.
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Ralpharm Premium
Thanks for the info.
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MudreM Premium
My pleasure.
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Sui_generis Premium
Interesting....I'll have to read the full report. Thanks.
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No problems Debbi.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Thanks for this blog very informative and I have it copied and can studyy later but short and simple which I love - best regards paul
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MudreM Premium
You're welcome Paul. The report clearly shows some interesting trends.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Certainly does just need more time to work with everything and time is going too quickly
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