oDesk is a marketplace for forming and managing online teams. They have released a 2010 report listing information they have collected from their experience listing online employment opportunities. The report contains plenty of interesting information: most oDesk contractors are located in the US, for instance. Also that web developers are (crazily) charging an average of $13/hour.
Oh, and that the fourth most sought-after skill, right after speaking the English language, is WordPress.
The question is, though: what exactly does the “WordPress” skill entail? does that mean the ability to blog? To successfully click and navigate a web-based dashboard? Likely it means theme and plugin development. Or, maybe it follows English for a reason. Maybe WordPress is a language in and of itself, full of capital “p”s, mailing list discussions, and freedom.
Seriously though, how important is WordPress in your work? And along with that, where do you find WordPress related work? Ever pulled work from oDesk?