The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for Internet of Things related positions kept relatively steady in July compared with the equivalent month last year, with 6.7% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.
This latest figure was higher than the 5.9% of companies who were hiring for Internet of Things related jobs a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 20% in June.
When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to Internet of Things related job postings dropped in July from June, with 0% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.
This latest figure was the lowest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is the same as the 0% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to Internet of Things in the equivalent month a year ago.
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Internet of Things is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whee 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.
Analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for Internet of Things jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 0.9% in July.
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.
The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for Internet of Things related positions rose in June, compared to the same month a year prior.