The proportion of ship equipment supply, product and services companies hiring for internet of things related positions rose in November 2021 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 23.8% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

This latest figure was higher than the 14.1% of companies who were hiring for internet of things related jobs a year ago and the same as the figure of 23.8% in October 2021.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to internet of things, related job postings kept steady in November 2021, with 0.4% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was the same as the 0.4% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to internet of things in the equivlent month a year ago.

Internet of things 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 ship equipment supply, product and services 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 0.7% in November 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.

By Patrick Scott