Jobs for number crunchers, data and software specialists, engineers and video game developers, have surged to the top of the hiring pile as the coronavirus upends Australia’s job market.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, the amount of data has dramatically risen due to tracking and tracing of coronavirus cases, hospitalisations, tests conducted and more.
The top five in-demand jobs on Freelancer were roles related to application programming interface and extensible mark-up language, project management and engineering.
The pandemic also drove a rise in e-commerce businesses and a surge in video gaming, with Free an 88 per cent jump in demand for game design projects and a 64 per cent increase in game development.
The number of jobs posted on Freelancer in the second quarter was 41 per cent higher than the same time last year and 25 per cent more than the first quarter.
Regardless of whether a society finds itself in the midst of a health pandemic or economic downturn, healthcare jobs are booming.
In response to COVID-19, many Australian hospitals want to develop a pool of applicants that will provide essential support at short notice across the health system.
COVID-19, coupled with Australia’s ageing population and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, means there has been a significant increase in demand for personal care workers, too.
There’s also strong demand for drivers including delivery and truck drivers, as well as rising demand for warehouse workers and packers.
If you don’t have a maths degree and none of the above rock your boat, Coles are looking for staff.