Started Aug 17, 2020 02:00PM UTC   •   Closed Sep 23, 2020 07:00PM UTC

What percentage of software engineer job postings between July 1 and September 30, 2020, inclusive, will allow for remote work?


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 October 2, 2020. 

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Resolution Notes
This question was initially incorrectly resolved. We initially reported that the correct answer was 11.6%. In fact, the correct answer was 8.4%. We are re-scoring the question based on the correct answer.
Possible Answer Correct? Final Crowd Forecast
Less than 3% 1%
Between 3% and 5%, inclusive 3%
More than 5% but less than or equal to 7% 15%
More than 7% but less than or equal to 9% 25%
More than 9% 57%

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