23.5% of the apparel supply chain companies included in GlobalData’s analysis were hiring at least one IoT-related position.

This latest figure was higher than the 12.5% of companies who were hiring for IoT-related jobs a year ago and the same as the that in January 2022.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to IoT, related job postings dropped in February, with 0.1% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

The latest figure marked a decline from the 0.2% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to IoT in the equivalent month a year ago.

IoT, is one of the topics that GlobalData 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 IoT jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 1.1% in February.

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.