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2014 China & Hong Kong IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 15) 23 July 14
This report covers 2014 Monadnock Research (MR) Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in China, with metropolitan area break-outs for Beijing and Hong Kong. Rate details are from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate study of participant negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis include mean and median hourly rates by level of professional, with differentials for high-demand specialty skills. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. (37 pages, 4 graphics). . . . More

Ernst & Young to Acquire Parthenon Group
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 14) 22 July 2014
Ernst & Young has agreed to combine with Boston strategy consulting boutique, the Parthenon Group. Parthenon, with around 40 senior leaders and 300 professionals, was founded by Chairman and Managing Partner Bill Achmeyer in 1991. Parthenon is being acquired, at least in majority part, for its strategic M&A capabilities. EY intends to integrate Parthenon's operations within its Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Research Note includes MR perspective on deal value; rationale for placing Parthenon within the firm's TAS group; potential for conflicts; and the strategic fit of Parthenon within EY. (750 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 17
Monadnock Research CIN - 17 July 2014
Table of Contents: (1) 2014 Brazil IT Consulting Rates; (2) BCG Digital Ventures Acquires Australian Strategic Design Consultancy, S&C; (3) Argentina's Grupo ASSA Forms Strategic Alliances with West Monroe Partners and BearingPoint; (5) PKF Consulting Acquired by CBRE; (6) Consulting Leadership: BCG, Deloitte and FTI; and (7) Thought Leadership: PwC and BCG. (1,315 words) . . . More

2014 Brazil IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 13) 17 July 14
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014 Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in Brazil from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate studies of current negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis contain mean and median hourly rates by level of professional for Brazil, with differentials for high-demand specialty skills. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. (33 pages, 2 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 16
Monadnock Research CIN - 8 July 2014
Table of Contents: (1) 2014 Monadnock Research United Kingdom IT Consulting Rates Report Published; (2) KPMG Completes Acquisition of Rothstein Kass; (3) Infosys Visa Fraud Whistleblower Files New Complaint; (4) Capita Acquires Tricontes; (5) Consulting Leadership: Deloitte, Accenture, BDO and PwC; and (6) Thought Leadership: PwC. (1,315 words) . . . More

2014 United Kingdom IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 12) 4 July 14
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014 Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in the United Kingdom from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate studies of current negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis contain mean and median hourly rates by level of professional for the UK and for 9 major metropolitan areas in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. Rates are included for: London, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Belfast. The Professional Qualifications by Consulting Labor Category section contains the most current information on MR consulting labor categories for which rates have been reported and analyzed. (41 pages, 10 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 15
Monadnock Research CIN - 27 June 2014
Table of Contents: (1) 2014 Monadnock Research Canada IT Consulting Rates Report Published; (2) Booz Allen Sues Deloitte Over Consulting Practice "Lift-Out" of Key Staff; (3) Accenture Beats Analyst Estimates; Consulting Growth Strong; (4) KPMG Acquires Investment Bank and M&A Advisor, St. Charles Capital; (5) KPMG Acquires IT Consultancy, Zanett Commercial Solutions; (6) Digital Consultancy, Optimal Experience, Acquired by PwC; (7) Satyam Fraud Case Verdict Imminent; (8) North Highland Launches Social Insights Lab; (9) Former McKinsey Partner Testifies at Latest Hedge Fund Insider Trading Trial; and (10) Mercer to Take 34 Percent Stake in South Africa's Alexander Forbes. (1,500 words) . . . More

2014 Canada IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 11) 26 June 14
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014 Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in Canada, from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate studies of current negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis contain mean and median hourly rates by level of professional for Canada and 6 major metropolitan areas in Canada. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. Rates are included for: Calgary, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. The Professional Qualifications by Consulting Labor Category section contains the most current information on MR consulting labor categories for which rates have been reported and analyzed. Rates from Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, Deloitte, Capgemini, KPMG, PwC, TCS, WIPRO, and numerous other firms were included in the analysis. (38 pages, 7 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 14
Monadnock Research CIN - 20 June 2014
Table of Contents: (1) 2014 US IT Consulting Rates Report Published; (2) US GSA Makes Posting of Complete Price Lists Mandatory; (3) Deloitte Threatened Lawsuit for Criticizing Efficacy of UK Legal Client Tax Avoidance Scheme; (4) Consulting Leadership: Infosys, BDO, Capgemini and Towers Watson; (5) Thought Leadership: Accenture and KPMG. (1,230 words) . . . More

2014 US IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 10) 20 June 14
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014 Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in the US, from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate studies of current negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis contain mean and median hourly rates by level of professional for 27 US metropolitan areas. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. Rates are included for: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Hartford, Honolulu, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa and Washington DC. The Professional Qualifications by Consulting Labor Category section contains the most current information on MR consulting labor categories for which rates have been reported and analyzed. Rates from Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, Deloitte, Capgemini, KPMG, PwC, TCS, WIPRO, and numerous other firms were included in the analysis. (61 pages, 28 graphics). . . . More

US Public Sector IT Consulting Rates Up Only Slightly in Last Five Years
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 9) 11 June 14
Average US Public Services IT consulting rates increased only slightly since 2009, according to a recent Monadnock Research study of 15 large firms providing Information Technology Professional Services to US public sector clients. Rates increased more dramatically, however, for services provided from the firm-site. This research note provides details on the mean and median increases for both client-site and firm-site work provisioning, along with the 2014 mean and median differentials for consulting work provided from the client or firm location. (288 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 13
Monadnock Research - 10 June 2014
Table of Contents: (1) US Public Sector IT Consulting Rates Up Only Slightly in Last Five Years; (2) Accenture Completes Acquisition of Enkitec; (3) UK-Based EPM Consultancy, PureApps, Acquired by Accenture; (4) Sopra-Steria Deal Moves Closer to Completion; French Exchange Offer Announced; (5) Deloitte Partners with Panaya to Accelerate Oracle Application Implementations and Modifications; (7) The Accountants are Coming: Auditors Again Target Legal Sector; (8) Singapore's Jon Prudhoe Construction Practice Joins Navigant; (9) Former BDO Partner Sentenced in Tax Shelter Scheme; (10) Consulting Leadership: Deloitte, Huron, Chertoff, CSC and Infosys; (11) Thought Leadership: PwC. (1,725 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 12
Monadnock Research - 5 June 2014
Table of Contents: (1) Consulting Category Management: Stages of Excellence; (2) IBM & PwC Contest $22 Million Consulting Contract Award to Ernst & Young; (3) Infosys Stock Dips Dramatically on Resignation of Co-President, B.G. Srinivas; (4) KPMG Agrees to Acquire Hedge Fund Advisory, Rothstein Kass; (5) Brett Arends: Ten Things I Learned at McKinsey & Co.; (6) AMCF Publishes Study Findings on Consultancy Branding; (7) IASB and FASB Publish New Audit Standards for Revenue Recognition; (8) US GSA Inspector General Releases Semi-Annual Report on Audits & Investigations; (9) Consulting Leadership: BDO, Huron and KPMG; (10) Thought Leadership: A.T. Kearney, IASB/FASB, EY, PwC and Accenture. (2,675 words) . . . More

Consulting Category Management: Stages of Excellence
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 8) 5 June 14
Organizations that employ category management best practices to better leverage the organization's management and IT consulting spending can realize between 10 and 20 percent in annual savings and cost avoidance, and other important forms of previously unexploited value. Realizing those benefits, however, is one of the most significant challenges organizations face. The key distinctions between Transaction Executers, Policy & Process Builders, Sustainability Managers and Value Leaders are profiled and analyzed. This Research Note provides an update to the Monadnock Research Consulting Category Management Stages of Excellence, first published in 2009 and widely viewed as the benchmark for assessing consulting category management at global companies and large public service organizations. (15 pages, 1 graphic). . . . More

IT Strategy Consulting Practice Leadership Quadrant
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 7) 27 May 14
This Monadnock Research Practice Leadership Quadrant focuses on the world's largest providers of IT Strategy Consulting services. The IT Strategy consulting capabilities of the following 19 consultancies were analyzed, with the results published in this report: Accenture, A.T. Kearney, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Capgemini, Cognizant, Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, McKinsey, PA Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Roland Berger, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro. Each firm's "Practice Capability, "Ability to Execute" and "Practice Scale" are assessed to rank its relative IT Strategy consulting capability within one of four quadrants: Practice Leaders, Practice Challengers, Execution Specialists and Niche & Nascent Service Providers. (20 pages with 2 exhibits) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 11
Monadnock Research CIN - 27 May 2014
Table of Contents: (1) IT Strategy Consulting - Practice Leadership Quadrant; (2) China State-Owned Entities Ban US Consulting Firms; (3) RLH Equity Sells Cymetrix to Navigant; (4) Accenture Completes Acquisition of Italy's i4C Analytics; Reaches Agreement to Acquire Enkitec; (5) Introducing MR/CN - Monadnock Research Real-Time Consulting Industry News; (6) Consulting Leadership: BCG, Deloitte, PwC, FTI and Prophet; (7) Thought Leadership: PwC, Bersin by Deloitte and FTI. (1,345 words) . . . More

China State-Owned Entities Ban US Consulting Firms
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 6) 26 May 14
The Chinese government has taken what appears to be a retaliatory action against the US by issuing an order banning government-affiliated organizations from engaging the services of US-headquartered consulting firms. McKinsey, BCG, Bain and PwC's Strategy& were specifically noted as firms with significant operations in China in a Financial Times report. Chinese government sources are claiming that the rationalization for the US consultancy ban is that consultants for these firms are supposedly spying on behalf of the US government. Research Note includes details on recent additional Chinese sanctions and MR analysis. Includes a copy of US DOJ complaint. (750 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 10
Monadnock Research - 8 May 2014
Table of Contents: (1) KPMG Acquires Michigan-Based Restructuring Advisor, BBK; (2) EY Buys SAP Supply Chain Consultancy, LogiStar; (3) Huron Closes Vonlay Transaction; (4) Oracle ERP Consultancy, Trecata, Acquired by KPMG; (5) Consulting Leadership: Accenture, Bain, Navigant, CRA, FTI and PKF; (6) Thought Leadership: BCG, PwC, APICS and Accenture. (1,700 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 9
Monadnock Research - 30 April 2014
Table of Contents: (1) Supply Chain Consultancy Chainalytics Acquires Logiworx; (2) Indian IT Services Firms Experience Increased Competition from Big Four "Auditors"; (3) Ernst & Young Acquires SAP Implementation Specialist, LogiStar Solutions; (4) CSC and Amazon Web Services Announce Strategic Alliance; (5) Huron Reaches Agreement to Acquire Healthcare Consultancy, Vonlay; (6) BTI Announces 2014 Top 26 Law Firm "Brand Elite"; (7) Accenture Finalizes $121 Million Contract to Repair ObamaCare Web Site; (8) Consulting Leadership: KnightsBridge/Korn Ferry, CSC, Deloitte, EY and SAIC; (9) Thought Leadership: Deloitte and World Bank/ICP. (1,600 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 8
Monadnock Research - 24 April 2014
Table of Contents: (1) Cybersecurity Consulting: Practice Leadership Quadrants; (2) Recent Global Cybersecurity Scare Fuels Consulting Demand; (3) PwC Launches Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice; (4) Huron Consulting Launches Broker Dealer to Expand I-Banking and Capital Advisory; (5) McKinsey & Company Practice Leadership Quadrant; (6) Sopra and Steria to Merge; (7) Accenture and Siemens form OMNETRIC Group Joint Venture; (8) T-Systems Sells Individual Desktop Solutions Subsidiary; (9) PwC and HP Sued for $100 Million in Trade Secret Theft Case; (10) Consulting Leadership: Boston Consulting Group, Scotiabank, Navigant, Huron, KPMG and Deloitte; and (8) Thought Leadership: PricewaterhouseCoopers and Boston Consulting Group & HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. (1,800 words) . . . More


Ernst & Young to Acquire Parthenon Group
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 14) 22 July 2014
Ernst & Young has agreed to combine with Boston strategy consulting boutique, the Parthenon Group. Parthenon, with around 40 senior leaders and 300 professionals, was founded by Chairman and Managing Partner Bill Achmeyer in 1991. Parthenon is being acquired, at least in majority part, for its strategic M&A capabilities. EY intends to integrate Parthenon's operations within its Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Research Note includes MR perspective on deal value; rationale for placing Parthenon within the firm's TAS group; potential for conflicts; and the strategic fit of Parthenon within EY. (750 words) . . . More

2014 US IT Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 10) 20 June 14
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014 Information Technology (IT) consulting rates in the US, from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate studies of current negotiated master service agreements. Results of our analysis contain mean and median hourly rates by level of professional for 27 US metropolitan areas. Hourly rates contain break-outs for 17 categories of professional. Rates are included for: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Hartford, Honolulu, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa and Washington DC. The Professional Qualifications by Consulting Labor Category section contains the most current information on MR consulting labor categories for which rates have been reported and analyzed. Rates from Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, Deloitte, Capgemini, KPMG, PwC, TCS, WIPRO, and numerous other firms were included in the analysis. (61 pages, 28 graphics). . . . More

US Public Sector IT Consulting Rates Up Only Slightly in Last Five Years
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 9) 11 June 14
Average US Public Services IT consulting rates increased only slightly since 2009, according to a recent Monadnock Research study of 15 large firms providing Information Technology Professional Services to US public sector clients. Rates increased more dramatically, however, for services provided from the firm-site. This research note provides details on the mean and median increases for both client-site and firm-site work provisioning, along with the 2014 mean and median differentials for consulting work provided from the client or firm location. (288 words) . . . More

Consulting Category Management: Stages of Excellence
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 8) 5 June 14
Organizations that employ category management best practices to better leverage the organization's management and IT consulting spending can realize between 10 and 20 percent in annual savings and cost avoidance, and other important forms of previously unexploited value. Realizing those benefits, however, is one of the most significant challenges organizations face. The key distinctions between Transaction Executers, Policy & Process Builders, Sustainability Managers and Value Leaders are profiled and analyzed. This Research Note provides an update to the Monadnock Research Consulting Category Management Stages of Excellence, first published in 2009 and widely viewed as the benchmark for assessing consulting category management at global companies and large public service organizations. (15 pages, 1 graphic). . . . More

Cybersecurity Consulting: Practice Leadership Quadrant
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 5) 22 April 14
This report provides five categories of Monadnock Research Practice Leadership Quadrants containing 50+ leading global providers of cybersecurity consulting. Cybersecurity services within the scope of this report include organization-level and operational security strategy; fraud prevention; risk mitigation and management; governance, standards and compliance; assessment, breach mitigation and cyber defense; identity authentication, malware detection, software development; and support of information assets across on-prem and cloud environments, hardware and software infrastructure, and business application portfolio. Some of the firms and service offerings analyzed include: Accenture, Accuvant, A.T. Kearney, BH Consulting, Booz Allen Hamilton, CA, Core Security, CSC, Deloitte, EMC, FireEye (Mandiant), Fishnet, HP, IBM, Infosys, Kapersky, Lockheed Martin, McKinsey, Oracle, PA Associates, Protivity, PwC, SAIC, Symantec, TCS, Telos, Thales, Veracode and Wipro. (20 pages, 5 graphics) . . . More

McKinsey & Co. Practice Leadership Quadrant
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 4) 13 April 14
This Research Note contains the Monadnock Research McKinsey & Company Practice Leadership Quadrant from our recent McKinsey report, including the ten key elements that affect McKinsey's "Practice Competence" and "Ability to Execute" within each of the firm's practice areas. McKinsey's current service offerings - Strategy, Operations, Corporate Finance, Marketing & Sales, Business Technology, Risk, and Sustainability & Resource Productivity - are also summarized in this Note. (2025 words, 1 graphic) . . . More

McKinsey & Co. Global Rates and Firm Profile
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 3) 4 April 14
The McKinsey & Co. Global Rates and Firm Profile report provides estimates for McKinsey's global consulting rates from our firm's continuous cross-industry analysis of negotiated client master service agreements. The report includes results of MR's analysis of weekly rates for eight common McKinsey team types. Rates for twenty-nine countries are included in the report - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom. The report also includes details on McKinsey's current service offerings; the MR McKinsey & Company Practice Leadership Quadrant, and the key elements that affect McKinsey's Practice Competence and Ability to Execute; the ten factors impacting McKinsey client rates; and qualification details for McKinsey staff by professional level. (70 pages, 30 charts and tables) . . . More

Big Four Fiscal 2013 Advisory Practice Rankings and Conflict Risk Metrics
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 2) - 18 Feb 2014
Global non-audit advisory services of Big Four firms, including tax services, increased to $64.73 billion (USD) in fiscal 2013, a 5.47% increase over 2012. Total non-tax advisory services of Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young were $38.54 billion, an increase of 6.8% over fiscal 2012. Overall, Big Four fiscal 2013 growth was only about half that of last year in most categories. That growth in advisory, however, contrasts sharply with an overall increase of 3.15% for the Big Four across all service areas, and just 0.25% growth in audit services. KPMG's audit revenues actually declined for a second year by around 1%, now joined by PwC whose Audit revenues decreased by 0.7 percent. This is the fourth edition of Monadnock Research's published analysis of the Big Four's consulting practices, as they continue to seek organic growth and strategic M&A, with a special focus on non-audit services. This Research Note highlights the growing risks of the ever-increasing proportion of advisory relative to audit services at Big Four firms. It also explores the paradox faced by Big Four leaders that have made strategic decisions to trade conflict risk for more profitable advisory work, and the hazards posed by those decisions to the firms themselves, and to clients, financial markets, investors and the consulting services marketplace. (4,400 words, 8 graphics) . . . More

Negotiating Blended Rates for Consulting Services
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 1) - 4 Feb 2014
Blended rates are sometimes offered by providers of consulting services, or negotiated by sourcing and procurement professionals, to help simplify billing and payment processes. While blended rates may eliminate a lot of detail and dramatically simplify administrative aspects, negotiating the right blended rate is anything but simple. In most cases we recommend that clients avoid blended rates entirely. But if the organization has made a decision to go with them, there are factors to consider in negotiating competitive rates for master service agreements (MSAs) and project-specific statements of work (SOW). This Research Note details our 6-step process to simplify analysis and help clients negotiate better deals with strategic firm partners. (2,150 words, one graphic) . . . More

2013 Switzerland Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 60) - 4 Dec 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in Switzerland from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 France Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 59) - 20 Nov 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in France from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 Canada Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 58) - 19 Nov 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in Canada from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 Japan Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 57) - 18 Nov 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in Japan from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 Germany Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 56) - 30 Oct 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in Germany from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 Brazil Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 55) - 30 Oct 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in Brazil from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

2013 China Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 54) - 29 Oct 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in China from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (65 pages, 32 charts and tables) . . . More

Deloitte Fiscal 2013 Consulting Growth Outpaces Audit Revenue Increases by Over 900 Percent
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 50) - 17 Sept 2013
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte) member firm revenues grew by 3.5% to $32.4 billion (USD) for the firm's fiscal 2013 ended 31 May. Globally, growth was primarily driven by increases in consulting and expansion of the US member firm. A stronger dollar toward the end of Deloitte's fiscal year muted apparent growth to some degree in US dollar terms, since growth in local currency was 5.6% firm-wide. Worldwide consulting revenues were $10.4 billion, up by 7.22% in dollar terms and 8.7% in local currency terms, in Deloitte's fiscal 2013. The firm's consulting business also increased as a percentage of total services to around 32.1% from 31%, and Deloitte's financial advisory business grew by 3.7% to $2.8 billion. Financial advisory also increased moderately as a percentage of Deloitte's total business to 8.642% from 8.626%. Deloitte's core Audit and Enterprise Risk Services (Audit) business grew by 0.77% to $13.1 billion, with Audit continuing to slip as a percentage of total service revenues to around 40.43% from 41.53%. The firm's Tax and Legal services business grew by 3.39% to $6.1 billion, but also slipped as an overall percentage of Deloitte's global revenues by 0.016% to 8.642%. Not considering expansion in local currency terms, consulting growth outpaced that of Audit by more than 900% in dollar percentage terms, and by 700% in US dollar terms. Deloitte says it will continue to make strategic acquisitions a priority in fiscal 2014. Research Note includes MR analysis of Deloitte's global results by practice area from 2010 through 2013. (One chart, 870 words) . . . More
2013 UK Operations Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 49) - 27 Aug 2013
This report provides Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2013 operations consulting rates in the United Kingdom (UK) from MR's continuous cross-industry analysis of current negotiated master service agreement rates. Results of our analysis contain hourly rates by level of professional, and weekly team-based rates. Each hourly break-out contains rates by category of professional with full detail for each of the relevant 6-15 professional categories for which rates were analyzed. Practice area sections contain ten break-out sections for rates by the primary specialty, including operations rates for operations specialists, strategy specialists, the Big Four, large technology specialists and human capital specialists. Weekly team-based rates are also presented for each firm specialist category across 8 operations team types. Rates from firms considered in this analysis included A.T. Kearney, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Bain, PA Consulting, Booz&Co, Celerant, McKinsey, Deloitte, L.E.K., Capgemini, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and PwC. (61 pages, 28 charts and tables) . . . More

The Consulting Classification Test: Is it Consulting, or Something Else Entirely?
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 45) - 17 July 2013
Characteristics that distinguish independent consulting from work that is best addressed by internal resources or temporary labor are usually clear, but in practice the ultimate classification of work performed that is labeled "consulting" often differs significantly from any reasonable definition. Monadnock Research defines consulting simply as "independent objective advice", and whether it's referred-to as "consulting" or "advisory" services, the same definition applies. We find, however, that this definition is an over-simplification. So we have developed a framework for testing whether an engagement or relationship with a firm fits the definition of consulting, and justifies consulting-level rates. Associated characteristics include objectivity, independence, project orientation, specialized expertise and temporary nature of the work required to address the organizational need. This Research Note includes details on the Consulting Classification Test, including analysis of Navigant's relationship with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and a copy of the Moreland Commission's report that includes details on Navigant's rates and total consulting expenditures of LIPA's 65+ professional services vendors between 2008 and 2012. (3,150 words) . . . More

2013 EMEA Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 43) - 18 June 2013
This new report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures across 13 EMEA countries - United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. The report contains all detail levels covered in each of our 2013 country reports, including 371 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section in each report detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (310 pages and 371 exhibits) . . . More

2013 Switzerland Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 40) - 10 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Switzerland. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Nordic Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 39) - 9 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 South Africa Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 38) - 9 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in South Africa. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Singapore Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 37) - 8 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Singapore. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Brazil Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 36) - 8 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Brazil. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Canada Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 35) - 7 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Canada. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Australia Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 34) - 6 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Australia. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Netherlands Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 33) - 5 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in the Netherlands. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Japan Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 31) - 3 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Japan. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 UAE Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 31) - 2 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 India Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 30) - 1 May 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in India. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 Germany Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 29) - 30 April 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in Germany. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

2013 France Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 28) - 29 April 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in France. It contains all detail levels covered in each of the other 2013 country reports, including 27 charts and tables, and statistics across between 6 and 15 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates. The mean and median hourly rates are included by level of professional for blended and non-blended rates across all firms, along with mean and median hourly break-outs for specialists in various categories, including strategy specialists, the Big Four, other advisory services firms, operations consultancies, large and boutique IT consulting specialists, and HR consultancies. There is also a section detailing weekly team-based rates for the largest strategy specialists for 8 different team-types. Rates from firms for the strategy consulting category include McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz&Co, Accenture, Deloitte, LEK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman, Capgemini, A.T. Kearney, IBM, and PwC. (60 Pages) . . . More

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