Two-thirds of organisations in the Indian technology sector are hiring gig workers as they respond to a changing business landscape, said a report by industry organisation NASSCOM and others.
Focus on requirement for specialised skills, employee demand and cost optimization enabled organisations to use the gig model for technology roles traditionally restricted to HR and support functions. Software development, UI/UX design, and data analytics were the top three gig skills the technology sector needed.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with employment websites Indeed and AON, surveyed 70 organisations in India. Nearly two-third or 65 per cent of the organisations employed gig workers as of 2022. The number was 57 per cent two years ago.