The global construction industry experienced a 9% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 33% decrease versus Q4 2022. GlobalData’s Construction: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the construction industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 22% share of the global construction industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q4 2023, down 5% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 22%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the construction industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings drop by 5% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 12% in Q4 2023, with new job postings rising by 8% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with an 11% share in Q4 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in construction industry accounted for 32% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2023 were ABB, Honeywell International, Nidec, AECOM, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Together they accounted for a combined share of 32% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the construction industry.

ABB posted 434 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q4 2023, Honeywell International 244 jobs, Nidec 195 jobs, AECOM 142 jobs, and Jones Lang LaSalle 139 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 40.74% share of total new job postings, Q4 2023

The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the construction industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 40.74% followed by India (11.41%) and Italy (5.64%). The share represented by the US was seven percentage points lower than the 47.65% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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