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A report by freelancer.com shows some interesting web development job trends for Q3 2011:

HTML5 projects are up whopping 38% (to 1125 projects), while Flash declined 10% (to 2794 jobs). At this rate, HTML5 will overtake Flash projects in 6 months. Adobe is planning for a post-Flash future, with the company recently launched Edge, which enables professionals to design animated Web content using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, rather than Flash.  --freelancer.com press release

Anybody think this is bad news for Flash?  I think they'll still maintain some use cases where they can beat HTML5, but it certainly could be moving out of the mainstream with numbers like this and announcements like the one we heard at Microsoft's BUILD conference.  It's possible that the removal of plugins from the browser in Windows 8 "Metro" could have effected these numbers as well.  Take a look at the full 'Fast 50' below.  You'll notice that HTML5 is (funny coincidence) number 5.  Flash is down to 41:

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