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What is the percentage of Upwork jobs that ever get filled?

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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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I.e. not expired or cancelled by client? Is there an official statistic on it?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Alexander N wrote:

I.e. not expired or cancelled by client? Is there an official statistic on it?


I am sure there is.

I am equally sure it will never be made public.

 

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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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From my own history of proposals (as freelancer/agency) it seems to be about 20% which sounds reasonable. As a client on the other hand, have myself posted 49 projects and hired only on 17 - for the rest there wasn't a single capable applicant on only super-overpriced ones. So 35% and i always posted with definite intention to hire, and only on Upwork (out of freelancer sites that is, ofc i also used my own network). If someone has profiles on several freelancer sites to source people, 20% hire rate sounds like reasonable and not something Upwork needs to hide.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I was curious, and so I checked my own numbers as a client...

 

It says I have 100% hiring rate, but if I remember correctly, there were a couple of writing jobs that I posted and never had a workable applicant for. I'm not sure if this number is completely accurate. But I have hired freelancers for MOST jobs that I posted.

 

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Of course I don't think that this reflects the overall Upwork hiring rate.

 

I think the question is - in one sense - not relevant - because every freelancer works in specific job niches. So the important question is what is the hiring rate within a particular job skill niche and pay level.

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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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I didn't check 'hiring rate', instead actually counted my job posts and number of applicants. Yes hiring rate is wrongly calculated, i already reported this issue to Upwork support today.

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