BOULDER, CO. – According to recent reports, it is estimated that there will be 90 million freelancers in the United States by 2028, more than half of the entire workforce. To provide additional context on employment opportunities for freelancers, FlexJobs assessed the remote freelance job market based on data between January 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022.
Specifically, the Remote Employment Service analyzed more than fifty career categories to determine the ten career categories with the highest number of remote freelance positions; top ten staffing companies hiring for remote freelance positions; and the top ten remote freelance job titles companies recruited for in the first five months of 2022.
“Whether you want to try out a new career, work more independently, or pursue a passion project, freelancing can offer you the ultimate in career independence and work flexibility,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “As our latest research indicates, many companies are turning to remote freelance talent and creating more opportunities than ever for today’s job seekers. We hope these resource lists help connect new and seasoned freelancers to the wide variety of remote jobs available,” concluded Sutton.
The ten career categories below are ranked from highest to lowest in terms of having the most remote freelance positions available to job seekers so far (January 1 to May 31) in 2022.
- Accounting and finance
- IT & IT
- HR & Recruitment
- Account bookkeeping
- Customer service
- Virtual administrator
- Project management
The top ten recruiting companies with the furthest freelance job openings so far in 2022:
- Robert Half International
- LHH – Lee Hecht Harrison
- Beacon Hill Staffing Group
- MATRIX Resources
- iMPact Business Group
- Solomon page
- 24 Seven Talents
Top ten remote job titles for remote freelance jobs in 2022:
- Executive Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- administrative assistant
- Graphic designer
- Social Media Manager
- Project Manager
FlexJobs has also compiled the most popular tools in eight categories for the freelancer’s home office. Among the many creative tools and solutions marketed to freelancers, the solutions in the categories below are generally considered essential for the proper functioning of a business.
- Billing and accounting software
- Social media management
- Online storage
- Task management and to-do lists
- Backup solutions
- Online collaboration and presentation tools
- Relationship Management Solutions
- time tracking apps