Apparently over 40% of SME’s see IT as a freelance role and not in-house.
Good news for freelancers because SMEs in total actually employ more people than large corporates, have larger revenues and make up over 99% of UK businesses.
Is there not an argument that SMEs are better off having in-house IT all-rounders? After all IT is a massive differentiator for small businesses so a more strategic approach could benefit them.
It seems SEO and PHP skills are most in demand.
These are the IT skills in most demand by SMEs.
2. SEO / Link Building
5. iPhone Apps
8. Flash Game development
9. .NET Developer
10. ASP.NET Developer