Contingent Labor and Professional Services data can also be found in the non-commodity focused resources on the Multi-Inclusive Market page, in addition to coverage provided by the various bloggers, analysts, publications, and networking communities listed under Procurement Profession. For additional index data, see Supply Market Intelligence Indices - Contingent Labor and Workforce (under Multi-Inclusive). 

Use for: professional services diligence and benchmarking

ALM Intelligence, formerly Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory offers consulting industry research, data, and insights. Consulting firm solutions cover reports on market size and growth and market-share leaders, organized by geography and client industry; operational metrics on compensation, fees, and operational spending; and a consulting provider guide that compares firms by key metrics like size and head count, and explores data by service line, client industry and more.  The legal profession is also covered. Fee-based. 

Use for: open access views of staffing industry’s past, present, and future by various sources

The ASA Data Dashboard provides views of the ASA Staffing Index, which tracks weekly changes in temporary and contract employment; BLS Monthly Employment Data Payroll, which tracks employment the week containing the 12th of each month, based on establishment survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; ASA Quarterly Staffing and Employment Sales, which collects information on temporary and contract staffing sales and employment; and GDP Quarterly, which shows actual gross domestic product annualized rates and projections by Wall Street Journal economists. In addition to the dashboard, ASA publishes research reports that are filled with statistics, including ASA Annual Economic Analysis of the Industry, ASA Staffing Index Weekly Report, ASA Staffing Employee Survey, Staffing Industry Compensation Survey, and ASA Staffing Operations Benchmarking Survey. Open access and subscription-based.

Use for: open access data on national hours and earnings, employers costs for compensation, wage data for industires/occupations

Current Employment Statistics (CES)

Located on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) website are monthly statistics on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on non-farm payrolls. To get updated earnings information, search the “Employment, Hours, and Earnings— National” database. Select the data search option, which is in the CES Databases section.

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation

Here you can find employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation. For instance, salary and wages are separated from benefits, retirement, and savings. Information about private (non-farm) and public sector employees are tracked separately. The information is updated quarterly, with the information being published three months after the quarter’s close.

Bureau of Labor Statistics—Wage Data by Area and Occupation

At the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, you can get national hourly and annual wage data for more than 800 occupations and 400 industries, in addition to regional, state, and metropolitan area data.

Use for: monitoring the supply and demand of freelance workers by location and type of work

The Online Labour Index (or OLI) tracks all of the projects and tasks posted on the six largest English-language online labor platforms, coverage that they estimate represents at least 60% of the market by traffic. Starting in July of 2017, the OLI also tracks where in the world the freelance work is done. Because the results are published as an automatically updated open data set, the OLI is updated in real time.

Use for: real-time access to global, detailed salary and labor cost market data, benchmarks and analysis

Those who have been tasked with the challenge of finding wage information for contingent labor costs can attest to the difficulty of uncovering this type of data, especially for jobs with skills sets that are newly emerging. Enter PeopleTicker, which is a tool that provides real-time access to salary and labor market data, benchmarks and analysis for any industry, in any country. The tool allows you to create your Job Library to access market salary and contingent data from a vast taxonomy that tracks 500,000+ job titles in 160 countries. Data is collected from multiple sources and results are validated by local experts around the world via a unique community called Skills Village. This is the “peer review element” where experts earn extra income for supplying data for the PeopleTicker, which updates itself like a stock ticker. Fee-based.

Use for: contingent workforce trends, market forecasts, pay and bill rates, updated news, and professional training

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is a global research firm that serves buyers of staffing services and those responsible for managing their company’s contingent workforce program. The research coverage is detailed and comprehensive. Research topics include: Growth, Market Sizes, and Forecasts; Margins, Pay and Bill Rates, Fees; Operational Metrics and Best Practices; Staffing—Healthcare, Commercial, and Information Technology; and Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory, to name a few. Staffing Industry Analysts’ webinars focus on relevant contingent labor topics and feature highlights from Staffing Industry Analysts’ most recent research reports as well as best practices, new technology and insights. CWS Global Daily News covers the world of contingent work and related topics for buyers of staffing services. Staffing Industry Analysts Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) is an accreditation program designed for HR, procurement, solution providers, and others who manage corporate contingent/ temporary staffing. A corporate membership is required for the webinars, proprietary tools and research, and access to advisory services and the peer network. Open access and subscription-based.

Use for: information on the global labor market

The annual Total Workforce Index tracks data for all employees – both contingent and permanent - and measures the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining a workforce in labor markets around the world. The TWI compiles more than 90 key factors relating to the availability, cost effectiveness, and workforce productivity in each of the 75 countries included in the report. Data is pulled monthly from ManpowerGroup’s client base, and results can be reviewed by country or by region.

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