The global construction industry experienced a 16% drop in new job postings related to robotics in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 1% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Robotics in Construction – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding of how Robotics impacts the value chain in the Construction sector, and the leading robotics adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 17% share of the global construction industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 28% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive robotics-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 17%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the construction industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 28% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q2 2023, with new job postings rising by 33% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Computer and Mathematical Occupations with an 8% share in Q2 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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 Q2 2023 were ABB, GEA Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, COWI, and Honeywell International. Together they accounted for a combined share of 32% of all robotics-related new jobs in the construction industry.

ABB posted 248 robotics-related new jobs in Q2 2023, GEA Group 171 jobs, Jones Lang LaSalle 168 jobs, COWI 141 jobs, and Honeywell International 84 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 52.93% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the construction industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 52.93% followed by India (7.03%) and Germany (6.02%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point lower than the 54.27% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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