The proportion of beverage companies hiring for ‘internet of things’-related positions declined in March, according to recently-released figures.

A total of 20.6% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis were recruiting for at least one position in the area during the month. The figure represents a decrease on the 26.7% level for IoT-related vacancies in the corresponding month a year earlier.

In February this year, the rate was also higher – albeit slightly – at 21.9%.

Of all advertised positions in the global beverage industry in March, 0.4% were linked to internet of things - the highest monthly figure recorded in the last 12 months. In the corresponding month of 2021, the level was also 0.4%.

GlobalData's research shows that beverage companies are hiring for internet of things positions at a lower rate than the average for all companies in the firm's job analytics database, which stood at 1%.

Internet of things is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that are investing in these areas now are considered to be better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

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

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