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Geographical Distribution

I was also able to do an advanced search of contractors by approximate geographical location; Figure 11 shows the results.


Figure 11: oDesk Community by Location

Nearly two-thirds of oDesk’s contractors are located in south or east Asia.

 


When I’ve done this for sites such as Elance or Guru, I’ve commented that I was surprised at the results, because they often showed a larger percentage of contractors in North America than I expected. Well.. there are no real surprises here, except maybe that there are so many in East Asia as opposed to South Asia. The Philippines appears to have much higher representation on oDesk than on many other sites, and they are of course in east Asia.


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