Marketing and web design are most commonly outsourced jobs

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US has the most freelancers available for work

Remote and flexible working policies mean employers are no longer bound by geographical constraints when seeking out freelance support, meaning they can more easily hire contractors based in different countries.

This means that the talent pool has been drastically widened and, in many cases, local skills gaps can be bypassed.

With this in mind, Remote examined which of the 38 countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) had the most freelancers available to work.

And the US came out on top, with 22.1% of the total number of freelancers. The most common freelancer job function being offered was writing/editing, followed by art/creative and design.

Turkey had 13.6% of available freelancers, Colombia 9.5%, Mexico 8.5% and the UK 6.4%. Canada ranked eighth, offering 4.7%.

The OECD country with the fewest freelancers was Iceland with 0.02%, which technically makes it the least suitable option for finding international freelancers at scale.

Read the full report: Which job functions are best to outsource to international contractors?

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