Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie knows a lot about self-employed people. He learns even more through the Freelancer.com Fast 50, a report that pulls data from his site's 3.3 million+ users and 1.5 million projects.
What's happening in 2012?
“We have seen a huge increase in outsourcing on the whole, with businesses rethinking their strategies moving into the New Year,” Barrie says. On his site, more than 170,000 jobs were posted in the first quarter of 2012, up from 130,000 in Q4 2011.
Projects being posted are also up, more than 30% quarter-over-quarter. "The huge growth in outsourcing is made up of a wide range of different types of projects being completed in countries all across the globe,” Barrie says. Some interesting findings, give it a look.