Lightcast Data: UK Benchmarking
Updated over a week ago

How does Lightcast job posting data compare to government data on job openings?

Lightcast uses the government data provided within ONS as a benchmark to confirm our data is in line with the current labor market trends, and to identify any potential anomalies.

Data Sources & Collection Methods:

Data Source

Data Collected


Lightcast Job Postings

New postings

Daily job postings collected from a vast set of sources

Office for National Statistics

Active job openings

Quarterly/Monthly survey


We are routinely comparing our active postings data, to data published by ONS. In this measure we can see a 0.87 series correlation over the past 10 years.

The below visual representation shows this trend:

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