Mobile Development in Demand for 2010
As the economy nosedived in 2009, Elance said its business picked up as many IT shops looked to contract workers instead of employing full-timers. Elance said employers posted over 300,000 new jobs for the year and its service providers raked in almost $70 million.
For the closing year, Elance gave PHP its "MVP" award as the most consistently in-demand skill. The server-side scripting language, which originated in the mid-'90s, reached version 5.3.1 in late November.
Mobile Developers in DemandAndroid also made a splash in 2009. Even though the Google-backed mobile OS ranked 35th in Elance's index of the most in-demand skills, it saw a huge jump from its position as No. 75 last year -- and even overshadowed interest in Apple iPhone development talent, which came in at No. 38. Overall, the biggest rise in job skill demand came in the general Mobile category, which soared 103 points to No. 67 on the list of 2009's hottest IT skills.
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