Published on January 8, 2009
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AGENDA Background 2008 United States Outsourcing Statistics •Overview •Hourly Rates vs oDesk Average •Average Feedback vs oDesk Average •Provider Distribution •Hours by Week How to use this data Methodology Statistics Report January 2008
BACKGROUND oDesk (www.odesk.com) is the leading marketplace for online work teams with the best business model for both buyers and providers Over 125,000 professional contractors, including software engineers, web developers, graphic designers, writers, researchers, and virtual assistants around the world provide services via oDesk. The zz average job size on oDesk is $4,000 The following presentation summarizes oDesk’s 2008 activity in India Click here to see complete oDesk Outsourcing Statistics Statistics Report January 2008
UNITED STATES OVERVIEW The United States has a total of 52,637 providers, with an average hourly charge rate of $18.32 and an average feedback score of 4.39 Statistics on the top provider cities can be found on oDesk’s United States Provider Map: zz Click here to see complete oDesk United States Overview Statistics Report January 2008
UNITED STATES HOURLY RATES VS oDESK AVERAGE The United States average hourly rate has consistently been above the oDesk average for the past two years Statistics on the top provider cities can be found on oDesk’s United States Provider Map: zz Click here to find United States providers on oDesk Statistics Report January 2008
UNITED STATES AVERAGE FEEDBACK VS oDESK AVERAGE The United States average feedback score has consistently been above the oDesk average for the past two years zz Click here to find United States providers on oDesk Statistics Report January 2008
UNITED STATES PROVIDER DISTRIBUTION Data entry professionals, followed by consultants, are the most common types of providers in the United States zz Click here to find United States providers on oDesk Statistics Report January 2008
UNITED STATES HOURS BY WEEK Hours worked in the United States has been rising steadily for the past two years zz Click here to find United States providers on oDesk Statistics Report January 2008
HOW TO USE THIS DATA • Buyers: – Understand which countries have • What types of skills • The highest and lowest hourly rates • The highest and lowest average feedback scores – See which countries are growing the fastest (in terms of hours worked) – Make educated decisions as you interview candidates on oDesk • Providers: – Compare your rates & feedback to others zz in your country and around the world – Be proud about your country’s skills and feedback • Both: – Feel confident that oDesk has the best business model for all parties, and thus continues to change how the world works *For a more complete summary of oDesk statistics, (and grow explosively visit the oConomy Statistics Report January 2008
METHODOLOGY Global Provider Maps: Top 20 cities in country, in terms of number of oDesk providers, are included. Cities must have minimum of 20 providers. Hourly Rates vs. oDesk Average Charts: Assignments on or after January 1, 2007, with greater than 0 hours and greater than a $1.11 hourly rate are included. This is the average rate of actual work performed, not the rates listed in providers’ personal profiles. Average Feedback vs. oDesk Average Charts: Providers with at least one feedback score who have last worked on or after January 1, 2007, are included Hours Worked Charts: Assignments on or after January 1, 2007, are included Statistics Report January 2008
Statistics Report January 2008
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