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The COVID pandemic has brought in a significant culture change for organisations where employers are relying on remote working for their business continuity. And, as companies are getting comfortable with the remote working ecosystem, many leaders have started hiring freelance data scientists or gig workers for their companies. The profession of data science comes with the advantage of having the ability to code, program, and solve business problems remotely.
This, in turn, has created a freelance boom in the data science ecosystem, where companies are preferring to hire more freelance data scientists over in-house full-time core data science teams. A lot of this could be attributed to the flexibility option it provides to the data professionals as well as the best return on investment for companies, who are planning to cut costs amid this crisis.
In fact, according to industry estimates, the Indian freelancers market size is going to grow to a whopping $20-30 billion by 2025, and a lot of this could be attributed to the pandemic outbreak. Not only is such a freelance boom beneficial for companies but also advantageous for professionals who have started freelancing to keep their relevance in the industry, post a layoff.
Freelance boom impacts …
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