How many U.S. job postings requiring machine learning skills will be published between July 1 and December 31, 2021, inclusive?
Related questions. This question was previously issued for 2020 Q3 and 2021 Q1. You can view those forecasts here and here. For 2020 Q3, the answer was 39,364 and the median crowd forecast was 37,271. For 2021 Q1, the answer was 60,006.
Context. Job postings reflect the priorities and expectations of employers. They provide hints about future research and development.
Data and resolution details. This question is based on data from Burning Glass Technologies. The date of a job posting is the date Burning Glass retrieves the data. The question resolves when CSET receives Burning Glass data through December 31, 2021.
Through February 2021, 34,663 U.S. job postings requiring machine learning skills were posted, which puts the first half of 2021 on pace for 106,328 job postings.
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Note that the value of 2021 Q1 is 60,006, a ~50% increase from 2020 Q4.