Self-employment increased 22% between January 2019 and 2021: report
Indeed, an online job site recently analyzed the self-employment market in India between January 2019 and 2021.
The analytical report revealed a 22% increase in hires in January 2021 compared to January 2019.
The Indeed report simultaneously shows that freelance job vacancies increased between May and June 2020, almost twice compared to the same period in 2019.
With the implementation of work-from-home structures, job search activity after March 2020 was consistently higher than pre-pandemic levels, peaking in April 2020. However, data shows that at all times, freelance job vacancies have overtaken freelance jobs. research, the report notes.
Indeed also studied the nature of freelance jobs. Its data shows a concentration of freelance jobs in creative, tech, sales and recruiting, with these sectors contributing to 55% of freelance jobs posted on the site.
In January 2021, Freelance Writer was the most requested position in this segment, followed by Freelance Designer, Recruiter, Developer and Digital marketer. Business Development Executive and PHP Developer have also emerged in the top 10 freelance job titles in India.
The report further pointed out that self-employment searches were highest among the 20-29 age group – this cohort contributed 73% of self-employment searches on Indeed in January 2021.
Commenting on the report, Sashi Kumar, CEO of Indeed India, said in a statement: âBy pushing the freelance community to the fore, the year of the pandemic saw an increase in recruitments and job searches. freelancers on Indeed. â
He added: âWe believe that changes in the external working environment and the increased flexibility of working from home have significantly improved the attitude of both employer and job seeker towards self-employment. In addition to maximizing productivity, self-employment provides a sense of belonging and creative freedom that is sought after, especially by a younger, more agile workforce. Our data also indicates that these jobs were the most sought after by job seekers aged 20 to 29. “
According to Indeed, the five highest paying freelance jobs in India include Php Developer, Recruiter, Business Development Executive, Content Writer, and Digital Marketer.