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Freelancers in India largely work in software and IT services projects.

Among the most popular freelancing fields in India was web and graphic designing and 25% Indian respondents had undertaken projects related to these. This was closely followed by IT services (20%) and programming (15%). This correlates with popular freelance fields globally.

Women lead the way

In India, according to Payoneer, 20% of the freelancers are female. While female participation in the gig economy is rising, this number is particularly disappointing. The US, for instance, has 44% women among freelancers.

But Payoneer’s report found that the lower the female participation in the gig workforce, the more income parity there was between men and women. In Asia-Pacific, women, only 17% of the female freelance population, earned 87% of what their male counterparts made.

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