The freelance invasion of LinkedIn

Here’s a quick look at some interesting statistics, an internal report by LinkedIn found, about the growing population of freelance talent on the world’s largest professional network.

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Over the last 5 years, the number of freelancers using LinkedIn has grown by a massive 43%.

Freelancers tend to have two times the recommendations of the average LinkedIn user.

70% of LinkedIn members use the networking tool to source freelance talent.

Top 5 Freelancer professionals most in demand on Linkedin:

  1. Marketing
  2. Accounting
  3. Business Consulting
  4. Design
  5. Software Development