Wrote about this on TechWireAsia the other day (where I’m also a weekly contributor) that the Philippines is among the top 7 contractors in oDesk. Turns out, Filipinos are the top contractors peaking at around 11,000 freelancers.
The top 7 countries include the Philippines (10,900+), India (10,300+), United States (3,500), Bangladesh (2,200+), Pakistan (1,900+), Ukraine (2,400) and Russia (1,900).
The Philippines is already a huge market for BPOs (outsourcing) and the numbers on oDesk (for independent outsourcing/freelancing) does not really surprise us anymore. What I think is more important is that clients consider Filipinos as better contractors or provide higher ROI.