Corona crisis: Fewer freelance placements
In its current IT freelancer study, the market research company Lunendonk asked the ten leading brokers about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sales. They expect a decline in sales of three percent for 2020. "Compared to other B2B service markets, this is a very optimistic forecast," says Jonas Lunendonk, describing the situation. "So it would not be surprising if sales in 2020 shrank even more. In some cases, the service companies report a more than 30 percent decline in sales in the second quarter of 2020."
In individual areas, however, the Corona crisis also led to increased demand. For example, experts in cloud technologies were in great demand.
However, sales expectations for 2021 are again significantly more optimistic. Digitization, IT modernization, cloud and transformation projects would ensure more projects for the time after the Corona crisis. Before the Corona crisis, many companies suffered from a shortage of skilled workers. This shortage is currently smaller, but the issue will become more relevant again when the economy returns to growth.
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This article was published in the Australia Freelance Market News 80.