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Freelancers with marketing skills are the most searched for on LinkedIn, according to recent research from LinkedIn Profinder.

The report was based on internal LinkedIn search data from March 2016 as well as profile and geographic data from 2015.

The number of freelancers on LinkedIn has increased 43% over the past five years, the analysis found.

After marketing, the most searched for freelance skills by potential employers/clients are accounting, business consulting, design, and software development.

New York is the US city with the most freelancers who have LinkedIn profiles. Los Angeles is second, followed by San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

About the research: The report was based on internal LinkedIn search data from March 2016 as well as profile and geographic data from 2015.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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