The cloud hiring data analysis for apparel revealed that 93.3% of the companies included were recruiting for at least one cloud hiring position. This latest figure was higher than the 58.8% of companies who were hiring for cloud related jobs a year ago and an increase compared to the figure of 87.5% in May 2022.

Cloud hiring in the apparel sector in June 2022

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to cloud, related job postings rose in June 2022 from May 2022, with 2.4% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was the highest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is an increase compared to the 1.9% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to cloud in the equivalent month a year ago.

Cloud is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

Our analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for cloud jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 6.3% in June 2022.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

Last September, Just Style explored whether the apparel industry was seeing changes in cloud investment across several key metrics, according to an analysis of GlobalData figures.