Some 970 law departments had participated in the General Counsel Metrics global benchmark survey when Release 4.0 went out on Dec. 12th. The 65-page report is absolutely free to participating departments. The fifth and final release will go out in late January.
Release 4.0 has 27 industries with their key benchmark metrics, along with a breakout by size and names of the participating companies. Additionally, the compensation charts include base salary, cash bonus, and total compensation by industry. Continuing the series started in Release 2.0, this latest Release includes findings on contract management and matter management software. Finally, the blog posts at the end of the report explain Bayesian statistics.
If you or someone you know in a legal department care about performance metrics for in-house legal teams, go to this site and complete the few questions about 2011 data on staffing and spending: https://novisurvey.net/n/benchmarkmetrics2012.aspx