DoNanza has published a report using its data. DoNanza is a largest search engine to work-from-home and freelance job as they claim. Recently they have published a combined data using its search term stats and people's response it gets on their site.
According to its report, social media marketing projects has increased its presence in projects posted on DoNanza. This is not a surprise trends as we all can see how Facebook and Twitter were creating history even in recession times. Social Marketing includes social advertising, running fan pages, social bookmarking, development of social applications. With the help of social media marketing marketers try to make the advertisement viral. Social media marketing really helps here. When people start supporting any products, news, etc then they do advertisement on their own.
Social media marketing requires better support from developers and creative people than search engine marketing. With the increasing trends in social media marketing, projects related to social media marketing got better price than search engine marketing projects.
Now something about Skills required on quarter four of 2010 with comparison to quarter three of 2010
DoNanza based on the skills requested from its user has presented a data that tell about the required skills in Q4, 2010, which is not long ago. It has presented a list of 50 skills where few were in high demand compared to previous quarter. Skills gained in Q4, 2010 compared to Q3 are, social media marketing, Admin Assistant, Creative writing, jQuery, iPad, Android, and others. These skills were in high demand in work-from-home projects.
In demand for skills in CMS categories, WordPress still dominates the market, but Drupal is the gainer in skills set.
Source: DoNanza on Social media marketing, CMS and skills in demand.