Who tops in digital labour? Any guesses? India Tops in the supply of ‘Digital Labour’ online labor, according to a recent report, analyzed various platforms that facilitate freelancer-employer transactions.
Oxford Internet Institute has hosted the “iLabour project” to create an Online Labour Index. And the data comes from the beginning of July this year.
The findings were extracted from four online freelancing biggies – Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, Freelancer, and Guru. These sites make for about 40% of the global market in online platform based transactions.
Which other countries compete with India?
Various other developing countries like US, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK and the Philippines feature in the top ten list of digital freelancing work. freelance work offered online. Sectors that are specifically popular in the Indian freelancing scene are software development and technology.
Second to India is Bangladesh, followed by the US. Their labor participation rates are 24%, 16%, and 12% respectively.
What are the biggest sectors?
Sectors vary for different countries. Workers from India dominate the technology-related online gigs (55%), whereas workers from the UK lead in professional services such as consulting, legal advice and accounting (22%).
Second to technology services came creative and multimedia services, while marketing and sales sector came third.
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