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As most industries suffer through the

"Heather Gye" (2020-07-23)

As most industries suffer through the coronavirus lockdown and unemployment soars, there are three areas of expertise which are becoming increasingly attractive in the job market.

Those with qualifications in engineering, mathematics and statistics have the most chance of bucking the lockdown trend and finding new work, according to figures obtained by 

The report, titled , tracked the quarterly movement of the 50 fastest growing and jobs across 247 countries, regions and territories.

The data showed there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of freelancing jobs posted between the first and second quarter of 2020, rising from 482,000 to 605,000 nationally.  The U.S.

7207958740_6be77971a0.jpgBureau of Labor Statistics projected demand for mathematicians and statisticians to grow 30 per cent from 2018 to 2028 - much faster than the average for all occupationsThe report also showed a 41 per cent jump in freelance positions compared to this time last year.

The total number of jobs in this period rose 176,000 to 605,000. Job marketplace CEO and chairman Matt Barrie said those increases reflected both companies' need to hire specialists on a short-term basis at the expense of full-time positions, and workers' increase preference for flexible employment.'While COVID-19 has been the trigger of the already upward trending freelancer movement, this exponential growth can also be attributed to the strong desire for individuals to finally start their own freelance enterprise, work on their own terms and supplement their income,' he said.'These are promising times and positive signs for the gig economy.'The most in demand freelance jobs in Australia are engineering positions: mechanical, electrical and civil.Those roles had the greatest increase in the past quarter, surging 182.5 per cent to 1,472 jobs.Worldwide this industry grew 80.7 per cent, moving from 12,442 to 22,481 jobs. CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie said the growth and shift in positions was the result of companies reassessing skill utilisation and shifting towards hiring freelance resourcesIn second place was mathematical modelling positions - including mathematics, Matlab, Mathematica and algorithm projects - which grew 173.2 per cent to 847 jobs.Worldwide these opportunities had the greatest increase this quarter, surging 99.6 per cent to 16,501 jobs.  Opportunities in statistics was in third place for this quarter in Australia, growing 140.9 per cent to 253 jobs.

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