oDesk, a global employment platform, announced findings from the December “Online Employment Report,” a monthly analysis on the state of the online workforce, including in-demand skills, growth in jobs and upcoming workforce trends. The top skills requested in December included increases in the number of employers looking for iPhone application development and language expertise.

The key findings from the December “Online Employment Report” show:

  • 2011 Planning a Top Priority: 123% increase occurred in hiring for business planning and market strategy professionals over 2009
  • Record Spend for Online Work: More than $13M was spent on online work in December alone
  • Going Global: Translation jobs were up 319% in 2010, highlighting businesses’ increasing interest in international transactions. Primary languages were Spanish, German and Korean

See: Marketwire