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Market intelligence


Delivering  talent analytics, insights and hiring intelligence to drive business growth


Make data-driven business decisions through our market intelligence service, the ultimate solution to master your talent acquisition and retention strategy. 

Whether you are looking to diversify your workforce, grow your team, find in-demand skills, or relocate a business function, we can make your hiring strategy thrive through a data-led approach.

Our market intelligence team use a wide variety of data sources combined with a methodical approach to deliver salary and benefits benchmarking, talent and market mapping and competitor intelligence.




Our track record

  • 361

    organisations have relied on our market intelligence for their talent decisions

  • 55%

    of our Market Intelligence customers have been working with us for over 5 years

  • 50+

    data sources are analsyed to produce our market intelligence reports

  • 100+

    clients from over 100 different countries have benefitted from our market intelligence

How we can help you 

Define your compensation strategy with our Salary Benchmarking service

Leverage data-driven analysis for strategic salary and benefits decisions that drive success.

  • Recieve a breakdown of compensation analysis by industry and role.
  • Benchmark your teams salaries to improve retention. 
  • Evaluate your compensation and benefits to ensure your packages are market leading. 
  • Access analysis of inflationary trends to gain a comprehensive understanding of how they may affect salary and compensation.

Analyse talent supply and demand with our Talent & Market Mapping service

Gain a competitive edge by uncovering the current and future talent landscape to future-proof your business.

  • Discover and pinpoint in-demand skills. 
  • Identify where top talent pools are located. 
  • Visualise key adjacent skills to widen your talent search.
  • Analyse skill availability to inform and elevate your attraction and engagement strategies.

Become an employer of choice with our Competitor Insights service

Explore the hiring strategies and tactics employed by your competitors so you can better understand how to attract top talent.

  • Uncover your talent competitor,  and who you truly compete with for skills and talent.
  • Learn where talent is flowing to and from. 
  • Stay informed about industry trends, including hiring demand and pay rates
  • Evaluate your brand's market perception to effectively position yourself as an employer of choice

Seek independent advice and analysis to strengthen your talent strategy.

We are committed to supporting you throughout your talent journey. Our data-driven recommendations leverage predictive and prescriptive insights for success.

  • Combine all of our services and delve deeper to determine the best future strategy for your critical roles or job families.
  • Create and effective talent plan to support and facilitate the realisation of your future business plans.
  • Understand and prepare for future risks and opportunities that will affect your critical skill requirements.
  • Partner with us to enable an effective, proactive, and competitive forward skills and talent strategy for your organisation.

Why partner with the Robert Walters Market Intelligence team?

Our agile mindset allows us to build collaborative partnerships with businesses to provide tailored, custom-made hiring intelligence that meets their specific requirements, allowing businesses to leverage on our sophisticated global research team, the latest market software, diverse & broad candidate network and subject-matter experts.

To deliver our recruitment market intelligence services, we use a wide variety of data sources combined with a methodical approach to ensure the accuracy and validity of our data, with in-depth statistical rigour to provide strong market analysis.

Meet our Market Intelligence specialists

Daniel Campbell

Daniel Campbell

Engagement Manager, Talent Advisory

Daniel is the Engagement Manager for the Robert Walters Talent Advisory team. He supports our clients to shape their current and future talent strategies using a suite of award-winning advisory solutions.

Phill Brown

Phill Brown

Global Head of Market Intelligence

Phill has 25 years experience in recruitment and talent, working on enabling organisations through data, analytics, and insights to achieve more effective recruitment and talent retention. 

Contact us to discuss your Market Intelligence requirements




  • What is recruitment market intelligence?
    Hiring intelligence (or talent/recruitment intelligence) enables companies to source data and gain actionable insights about the job market, candidate availability, and competitor activities, facilitating informed decision-making in the recruitment process.
  • Who is recruitment market intelligence for?
    We find hiring intelligence is useful for anyone involved in financial decision-making, people management, and recruitment teams. Dependent on the requirements needed, recruitment market intelligence is useful for a variety of professionals, such as CEOs, MDs, Heads of Recruitment, Finance Directors, Procurement Officers or CIOs.
  • Where does the data come from?
    Using a combination of our own recruitment data, paid-for data partners, publicly available market insights and the knowledge of our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews of the compensation and benefits required to attract the best talent. All data collated is internally checked to ensure maximum validity.
  • Can I see an example of a market intelligence report?
  • How bespoke are the services?
    When it comes to our market intelligence services, no two projects are the same meaning all our reports are bespoke. Upon your enquiry, we will have a call to understand your hiring intelligence needs and business problem. We will then construct a methodology on how best to fix this issue and deliver our suggestions. We can break-down our data down into several categories: company size, industry, location, sector, and job title. If the data is available, we can tailor this to meet your requirements. If we do not believe we can offer you the services you need, we make you aware of this upon our first call.
  • What is the approximate cost of the services?
    Our cost is completely dependent on how many person-hours delivery will take. We have a team of in-house analysts who will provide accurate quotations upon discussing your bespoke hiring intelligence requirements.



View a hiring intelligence report

Find out more about what is included within your bespoke market intelligence report.