Started Sep 23, 2020 07:00PM UTC   •   Closed Jan 01, 2021 04:59AM UTC

What percentage of software engineer job postings between January 1 and March 31, 2021, inclusive, will allow for remote work?

Related question. This question was previously issued for 2020 Q3. You can view those forecasts here

Context. COVID-19 is reshaping the global economy by leading to an increase in jobs that can be performed remotely. A remote tech industry would have different properties than a non-remote tech industry. Most significantly, location would be a less of a constraint on where people work and who companies hire. 

For more on this metric, see the accompanying metric analysis: "Tech Jobs Are Going Remote; UK Leads the Way."

Data and resolution details. This question resolves based on Burning Glass data available as of July 1, 2021. It includes all countries for which Burning Glass has data: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

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Question clarification
Issued on 09/28/20 04:08pm
This question includes all countries for which Burning Glass has data: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. For discussion of country-based differences, see https://www.cset-foretell.com/blog/tech-jobs-remote
Issued on 10/20/20 07:39pm
2020-Q3 results are now included in the graph. 11.6% of software engineer job postings in 2020-Q3 allowed for remote work.

This question has been voided by an administrator and is no longer active.

We are voiding this question because the graph incorrectly reported the 2020 Q3 value at 11.6%, whereas it was in fact 8.4%. We expect forecasters significantly overestimated the forecasted value due to that error. We will soon re-issue this question for a later period.
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