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Elance Publishes Top 100 Skills – Graphic Design, Programming and Marketing Top the List

By on March 18, 2009

Web Skills

Professional job listings directory Elance has announced the premiere “Elance Online Work Index“, a list of the top 100 skills in demand based on job listings and user skills data compiled over recent months.

top-100-skills.pngTopping the charts for in-demand jobs were some creative design skills, Graphic Design (#1) and Logo Design (#4).

The most widely used programming and development skills make up the majority of the Top 10; PHP (#2), MySQL (#3), HTML (#6), and CSS (#8).

WordPress (#10) fans, like myself, will be happy to see their favorite CMS make it so high on the list, it truly is a great content management option for all kinds of websites.

Marketing and writing skills have a strong presence with SEO (#15) still hot, but was trumped by Blogs (#13).  With blogging so simple today there is a good opportunity for the blogging and blog development business.

Other marketing skills ranked well such as Article Writing (#5), Web Content (#7), Online Writing (#22), and eBooks (#26)

Find out which other skills are the hottest right now in your industry by viewing the Top 100 List at Elance.


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Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.