TDX Data

Addressing the Need for Data Comparability

In order to achieve true market benchmarks, data must conform to a standard set of values. Obviously, a receptionist and software architect have vastly different pay rates and bill rates. Amazingly however, it may turn out that the level of rate variability within a single job title even when constrained to a specific level of experience is unsettlingly high.  Accordingly, Brightfield has devised a way for members to explore the various attributes that uniquely make up requirements within any given job title. In fact, what is treated as a single job title can at times be broken down into several “variants” for more specificity – and such specificity yields increased benchmarking precision.

Data Conformity is Critical.


Brightfield achieves conformity across data records by allowing users to select the underlying attributes that best apply to their situation. At the company level, attributes include industry, company size and location. At the job title level however the wide variety of attributes available may vary based on the ready data associated with each selection. Attributes may include skills, shifts, experience, certifications, licenses, education, clearance and fragments of job descriptions that our algorithms determine to be the most relevant to the role.

Data Sources: Giving the Platform’s Depth and Breadth.

TDX data is culled from enterprise systems including Vendor Management Systems (VMS), Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for all labor categories respective to contingent workers and employees as listed below.


Contingent Worker / Non-employees Employees
Staff Augmentation
Independent Contractors
Statement of Work


Data feeds are imported into TDX from a member’s system weekly to ensure users always have the most current market data available to them.

Brightfield collects data from three steps within the recruitment/sourcing process.

  • Request-level data (i.e. that which characterizes the work need)
  • Submittal-level data (i.e. candidates/solutions proposed by suppliers to satisfy need); and
  • Assignment-level data (i.e. how and when the transaction concluded).

Brightfield stands behind the data because the platform is built on actual transactional fact with complete transparency. While results and analysis can often be skewed by third-party data sources like government indices or employee salary surveys which in turn could prove damaging by causing misinformed decisions, Brightfield believes in “data integrity”. In order to generate the truest representation of the marketplace, TDX does not compromise, fabricate or manipulate information. TDX focuses on quality rather than quantity, fact rather than faux.

Antitrust and Collusion Protection Help Ensure Data Privacy and Security.

Recognizing the importance of privacy and security, no personal identifiable information (PII) is utilized within the platform. To add further fireproofing, all member data is vetted and anonymous. Data files are uploaded using data encryption at-transfer and at-rest and hosted on a SAS 70 Type II certified and PCI Level 1 compliant hosting environment. The platform is protected by an SSL certificate which encrypts data seen in a user’s browser and includes standard security coding practices such as:

  • Authentication via Username and Password with password strength rules applied
  • Password expiry time with business rules on previous usage
  • Password encryption in the database
  • Account lock out for failed logins

TDX is also able to accommodate companies wishing to safeguard themselves against anti-competitiveness. Especially those who fear collusion when participating in benchmarking activities. Brightfield works with participating company attorneys to demonstrate how mechanisms can easily be configured to their specifications thereby addressing any issues or concerns.