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As we’ve reported, oDesk, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based online staffing startup, has pioneered new ways for tech workers distributed around the globe to find work. The company also collects lots of data on the tech skill sets that workers have around the world. Here’s a look.

As we recently reported, oDesk, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based online staffing startup, has been pioneering new ways for tech workers distributed around the globe to find meaningful work. The company also collects a lot of data on the prevalent tech skill sets that workers have all over the world. Here’s a look.

We asked the folks at oDesk for a map-based illustration of the top two tech skill sets found around various countries. The data shown below is based on the total number of providers offering tech services of various types, by location. Note how providers with Photoshop skills are in abundance in numerous countries, and Javascript and PHP skills are also prevalent in several locations.

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  1. So ‘WHICH tech skills are in demand globally’??

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  2. The title of this story is botched. It talks nothing about “demand”. Also, data entry is a top tech job skill set in the US? If this is true, we are in trouble.

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  3. This article is flawed… i dont see how these can be the most common skills, specially for the US and western europe.

    I think the measuring system for this is quite inaccurate.

    Also, the title should be “supplied”, not demanded.

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  4. Yeah, the title of this post is off. Way off.

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  5. Is this an infomercial for oDesk?

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  6. This article is terrible – it says nothing and means nothing – better fire the fool who wrote this and if you dont have meaningful stuff to say, then dont say it…

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    1. The USA was probably blessed with a lot of good writers (local or emigrants), but as the map above shows, these guys and gals probably went to night schools for data entry and photoshop so as to land lucrative jobs, thus ditching writing jobs (ex. at GigaOm) to lesser mortals.

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  7. I am looking for folks with extensive Amazon AWS experience (system admin + Scalable code). Where do I find them?

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  8. I’m none the wiser about which tech skills are in demand globally, but writers with basic writing skills (such as finding a title that matches the content, and finding content that makes sense) must be in great demand at GigaOm.

    Come to think of it …The USA was probably blessed with a lot of good writers (local or emigrants), but as the map above shows, these guys and gals probably went to night schools for data entry and photoshop so as to land lucrative jobs, thus ditching writing jobs (ex. at GigaOm) to lesser mortals.

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  9. What is the answer to the title: “Which tech skills are in demand globally”?

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