So you’ve heard of on-demand labor, and you’re almost ready to try it out, but first you want to know what type of work these workers can actually do. Maybe you’re looking for specialized workers, but you don’t have a need often enough to hire someone full-time. Or maybe you’re looking to support your existing skilled workers by bringing in workers to help with setup and cleanup tasks.
Veryable hears questions about worker skills frequently, so we’ve collected data on the skills among workers on our platform, whom we call Operators. In the Veryable marketplace, you can see the skills claimed on a worker’s profile and a rating from every past business they’ve worked with to verify that they do have the skills they claim.
By the end of this article, you will know what type of skilled workers you can find on the Veryable platform so you can find the workers you’re looking for on demand.
Some quick notes about the data
We will use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average wages as a proxy for how in demand a skill is. Working from this point, we will arrange the work from most in demand to the least in demand and provide information about how many Operators claimed this skill at the time of writing this article.
We will also include data on the most commonly claimed skills by Veryable Operator, regardless of skill level required, so that you can get an idea of how else on-demand labor might be useful to your business.
High-skilled work that Veryable Operators do
CNC machine operation
Average hourly wage: $22.51
Veryable Operators with this skill: 21%
Inspection and quality assurance
Average hourly wage: $21.44
Veryable Operators with this skill: 33%
Welding (MIG & TIG)
Average hourly wage: $21.32
Veryable Operators with this skill: 10%
Average hourly wage: $19.99
Veryable Operators with this skill: 30%
Industrial vehicle operation (forklifts or pallet jacks)
Average hourly wage: $18.67
Veryable Operators with this skill: 44%
Common skills among Veryable Operators that support other skilled workers
If you’re looking to support your high-skilled workers with extra help, there are plenty of skills among Veryable Operators that would suit this situation perfectly. At Veryable, we like to use the analogy of going to the orthodontist.
The last time you went to the dentist, someone probably cleaned your teeth all the way before you ever saw the dentist. The dentist probably came in at the end and made jokes while they poked around in your mouth for a couple minutes, and then they were off to the next patient as quickly as they appeared. The most specialized worker (the dentist) let someone else do the work that would slow them down.
The same can be true in your business when you bring on-demand workers into your operation to keep your full-time employees focused on their value-add tasks.
Average hourly wage: $17.94
Veryable Operators with this skill: 50%
Average hourly wage: $16.82
Veryable Operators with this skill: 76%
General labor (assistants to skilled workers)
Average hourly wage: $15.71
Veryable Operators with this skill: 74%
Average hourly wage: $14.48
Veryable Operators with this skill: 84%
What skills do workers have in my area?
Skills among workers on the platform will naturally be different in different areas. Since this article would be nearly impossible to read if we broke this information down based on every location where workers use Veryable, creating a free business portal is the best way to see what skills workers have near you.
Get started today to browse Operators in your area and see if Veryable’s on-demand labor solution can meet your business needs.