Freelancing in IT has seen an increased popularity
during the last years mainly because of the fast Internet adoption in
the countries with emerging economies, correlated with the
continuous seek for reduced development costs as well with the rise
of online platforms which address planning, coordination and various
development tasks. This paper conducts an overview of the most
relevant Freelance Marketplaces available and studies the market
structure, distribution of the workforce and trends in IT freelancing.
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