Data analytics hiring in the apparel industry rose in October 2021
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Data analytics hiring levels in the apparel industry rose in October 2021

By Patrick Scott 02 Dec 2021 (Last Updated January 5th, 2022 14:53)

The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for data analytics related positions rose in October 2021 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 75% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position, according to GlobalData.

Data analytics hiring levels in the apparel industry rose in October 2021

This latest figure was higher than the 72.2% of companies who were hiring for data analytics related jobs in the apparel industry a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 76.5% in September 2021.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to data analytics, related job postings rose in October 2021, with 2.4% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was an increase compared to the 2.3% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to data analytics in the equivlent month a year ago.

Data analytics is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, have 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 unforseen challenges.

Our analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for data analytics jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 5.9% in October 2021.

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.


GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.