The proportion of food manufacturers hiring for data analytics-related positions dropped in August 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, data suggests.

Some 51.3% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis recruited for at least one such position. This latest figure was lower than the 60.9% of companies that were hiring for data analytics-related jobs a year ago and a decrease compared to the figure of 57.3% in July 2022.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to data analytics, related postings rose in August compared to July, with 5.2% of newly-posted advertisements being linked to the topic. This latest figure was an increase compared to the 4.2% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to data analytics in the equivalent month a year ago.

Data analytics 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.

Our analysis of the data shows that food manufacturing 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 5.5% in August 2022.

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.