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Android Jobs to Surpass iPhone Jobs by Year-End, Report Finds

According to data recently released by online job board Freelancer.com, Android jobs are on pace to eclipse iPhone jobs by the end of 2012. Despite what the company describes as “solid growth” in iPhone jobs – they’re up 9% from Q1 to Q2 this year – Android jobs have increased by 20%. If this same growth rate continues, there will be more Android work available by the end of the year, says Freelancer.

Another area also seeing massive growth is HTML5, which saw a 34% increase during the same time period.

The data for this report comes from Freelancer.com, which serves as an outsourcing marketplace for small business, so these trends are more narrowly targeted than those that come from a wide variety of sources. That said, the data involves thousands of job postings, so it is a notable window into one area of mobile development.

Android, HTML5 Big Gainers

According to the current figures, iPhone jobs increased from 2739 to 2985 by Q2 and Android jobs increased by 1419 to 1702. This places Android in the top 5 “absolute movers” on the company’s “Fast 50” list. Overall, the mobile phone category has also seen strong growth, and is up 12%.

HTML5 was another area that saw major growth, going from 604 jobs in Q1 to 807 in Q2. The 34% increase puts it at the top of the company’s “Fast 50” list. A related trend appears to be the decrease in Flash jobs, with work in that area dropping 10% to 3095 jobs.

Also seeing downturns were BlackBerry (down 6% from 526 to 497), Windows CE (down 42%), Windows desktop (down 30%), Windows Mobile (down 16%) and .NET (down 7%), all of which do seem to reflect ongoing industry trends.

The complete list of changes in job listings is below.

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