UK’s tech sector offers highest proportion of hybrid and remote jobs, study finds
A new study by Cord has revealed the extent to which the UK tech industry is embracing remote and hybrid working – with almost 40% of tech roles on the jobs networking site offering a remote option and 80% giving applicants the option of being hybrid.
Cord’s analysis comprises of data from 54,000 developers and 600 companies captured over the last 12 months, using more than 250,000 data points.
The findings show that, post-lockdown just under 40% of the UK’s overall workforce worked from home as restrictions eased in 2020, an increase from 27% the previous year (or pre-pandemic).
Across Europe, the amount of people who worked from home regularly has more than doubled from 5% pre-pandemic to 12% after the pandemic had started.
However, it’s the UK’s technology sector which is attracting the outsized proportion of remote working jobs: while proportionally it provided around 4% of overall positions, these account for 30% of the UK’s advertised remote vacancies.
For positions advertised as hybrid, 37% required engineers to work onsite three days per week, with a third requiring engineers to be on site four days per week and 27% requiring them to be in two days per week.
Although the jobs advertised on Cord’s site are remote, it’s possible that the potential employee will have to stay relatively close to base – as scrolling through the small print – it was found that 5% required onsite work once every two weeks.
However, this proportion is small compared to the 45% of tech vacancies that required no on-site work at all.
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