The Apple/Flash wars have had a nice side-affect for freelance job seekers: Opportunity.
According to freelancer.com, there was a 721% rise in HTML5 related job posting in Q2 2010. This made HTML5 the #2 ranked technology in the “Freelancer.com Fast 50”.
Here is a quote from Freelancer.com:
“The Apple Effect: 26% of all web video is available using HTML5 (The Register) and this number is only going to increase as Steve Jobs famously gave Flash the cold shoulder with the release of the iPad and new iPhone. This endorsement gave HTML5 the shot in the arm it needed and lead to a massive 721% boost in HTML5 jobs.“