Released August 2012
Introducing Kennedy’s new, five-part series of targeted reports, detailing utilization rates across large, mid-size, and small firms, and the five major service levels of: VP/Partner; Director/Manager; Senior/Experienced Consultant; Consultant/Recent MBA; and Entry Level/Analyst.
Providers of consulting services will benefit from a wealth of hard data and numbers telling them where they stand in the marketplace, where demand is trending, and whether they have allocated their resources correctly or need to make staffing adjustments. Meanwhile, buyers of consulting services can use the research to identify excess capacity and other key negotiation data.
All titles in this series include:
- Utilization in Information Technology Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections
Utilization rates in IT consulting are generally going in the same direction as the overall consulting market, but a few notable differences can be found. First and foremost, the utilization levels are more uniform for all positions than for firms working in other consulting service lines.
- Utilization in Strategy Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections
Strategy consulting had a rough ride during the Great Recession, as clients focused on performance improvement and other engagements instead of opting for forward-looking strategic planning. Because of continued market uncertainty, it is not surprising then that utilization rates for strategy consulting remain on the low side.
- Utilization in Human Resources Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections
After a long contraction, the HR service line has been rebounding rapidly. This healthy overall growth shows up in utilization rates for large and mid-sized firms, which have increased significantly across the board from previous levels. However, smaller firms are seeing a contraction in utilization rates, likely due to the increase of cross-border engagements and slow decline of benefits consulting.
- Utilization in Financial Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections
Interestingly, the overall utilization rates are somewhat lower for large FC firms than small firms across all positions — in part because larger practices are usually accounting networks or firms with an accounting background that move their consultants to non-consulting engagements when consulting work dries up.
- Utilization in Operations Management Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections
Utilization rates for OM consulting compared to other service lines are proving to be slightly higher on average due to the good predictability of the service line’s performance, which has greatly aided the staffing strategy of OM-focused consulting practices. While some service lines go through peaks and valleys, OM is showing a remarkably stable segment mix.
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