MetaQuotes published today an infographic with the results of the last four years of its Freelance developers service showing a number of interesting statistics.
MQL5 Freelance is a service where traders can request programmers to develop for them custom trading applications, mainly Expert Advisors for MT4. The figures show that more than 10,000 orders worth about $600,000 in total have been executed to date, while about 3,000 customers and 300 developers have already used the service.
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When the service was launched four years ago in June 2010, it was called “Jobs,” and MetaQuotes still tries to attract programmers to it with a similar theme calling the infographic “Freelance: Your Source of Income.” However, looking at the breakdown of incomes shows that the top ten developers took 48% of the market and the rest of the programmers had to split the remaining 52% – not exactly a living for most of them.