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Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 7
Monadnock Research CIN - 8 April 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: Ireland; (2) Accenture Acquires Strategy Specialist, Axia Limited; (3) CACI Acquires LTC Engineering; (4) Morgan Clark Acquired by Mobiquity; (5) Consulting Leadership: Wipro and Heidrick & Struggles; and (6) Thought Leadership: North Highland and Deloitte. (930 words) . . . More

2015 Ireland IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 8) 6 April 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in the Ireland, with a metropolitan area break-out for Dublin. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (41 pages, 9 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 6
Monadnock Research CIN - 24 Mar 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: Switzerland and Italy; (2) KPMG Australia to Acquire Australian Cyber Security Firm, First Point Global; Partners with Lane4; (3) Wood Mackenzie Agrees to be Acquired by Verisk; (4) Accenture, Capgemini and Wipro Recognized Among the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere; (5) Airbus Subsidiary CIMPA SAS to be Acquired by Sopra Steria; (6) Consulting Leadership: Capgemini, Wipro, Sopra Steria, Deloitte, KPMG, Egon Zehnder, Prophet and Roland Berger; and (7) Thought Leadership: BCG and Accenture. (1,785 words) . . . More

2015 Italy IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 7) 23 Mar 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Italy. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

2015 Switzerland IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 6) 17 Mar 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Switzerland. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in Swiss Francs (CHF) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 5
Monadnock Research CIN - 11 Mar 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: Netherlands; (2) Accenture Completes Acquisition of Brazilian Analytics Specialist, Gapso; (3) Infosys to Consolidate Lodestone into Consulting Group; (4) SAIC Reaches Agreement to Acquire Scitor; (5) Swedish Software Firm Signs Cooperation Agreement with Accenture; (6) Mercer and Conference Board Launch Workforce Analytics Institute Asia; (7) Model Consulting Acquired by CBIZ; (8) Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Files Suit Against PwC Alleging Fraud and Breach of Contract; (9) Consulting Leadership: BCG, KPMG, FTI, Claro, Kurt Salmon and Prophet; and (10) Thought Leadership: Accenture. (1,850 words) . . . More

2015 Netherlands IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 5) 5 Mar 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in the Netherlands, with a metropolitan area break-out for Amsterdam. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (41 pages, 9 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 4
Monadnock Research CIN - 25 Feb 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: Spain; (2) Capgemini Launches Global Cybersecurity Consulting Practice; (3) Huron Closes Studer Group Transaction; (4) Deltek's GSA Schedule Consulting Business Acquired by Accountancy, Aronson; (5) Mercer Makes Strategic Investment in Benefitfocus; (6) CSC Reaches Agreement with US SEC Staff Over Alleged Fraud, Records and Reporting Violations; (7) Towers Watson Voluntarily Delists Shares from NYSE; (8) Consulting Leadership: Deloitte, Capgemini, Huron and Roland Berger; and (9) Thought Leadership: Cambridge University Press. (1,610 words) . . . More

2015 Spain IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 4) 19 Feb 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Spain. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 exhibits). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 3
Monadnock Research CIN - 11 Feb 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: India; (2) UK Parliament Committee Accuses PwC and Others of Creating Tax Avoidance Schemes; (3) Oliver Wyman's CAVOC Acquires Aviation Specialist, TeamSAI; (4) Accenture Agrees to Acquire Agilex; Closes Reactive Media and Structure Acquisitions; (5) Capita Accused of Procurement Violations in UK; (6) Huron Reaches Agreement to Acquire Studer Group; (7) Infosys Restructures Global Operations; (8) Consulting Leadership: Deloitte, West Monroe, PwC, Navigant, Huron, Wipro and Prophet; and (9) Thought Leadership: BearingPoint and KPMG. (2,180 words) . . . More

2015 India IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 3) 3 Feb 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in India, with metropolitan area break-outs for Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in Indian rupees (INR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (58 pages, 25 exhibits). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 2
Monadnock Research CIN - 15 Jan 15
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: China and Hong Kong; (2) TCS Responds to Employee Firestorm; Denies Plan to Terminate 10% of Workforce; (3) Huron Acquires Sky Analytics; (4) Financial Services IT Consultancy Synechron Acquires Team Trade; (5) The Camden Group Acquires Health Directions; (6) Saudi Authorities to Address Poor Quality Consulting Work by Foreign Firms; (7) Consulting Leadership: PwC, FTI, DRG, Deloitte, BDO, Segal and CRAI; and (8) Thought Leadership: Deloitte and PwC. (1,990 words) . . . More

2015 Hong Kong IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 2) 12 Jan 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Hong Kong. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in Hong Kong dollars (HKD) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

2015 China IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VIII, No 1) 9 Jan 15
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in China. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories of hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in Chinese yuan(CNY) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VIII, No. 1
Monadnock Research CIN - 8 Jan 15
Table of Contents: (1) Bridge Strategy Group Acquired by Houlihan & Lokey; (2) Accenture Reaches Agreement to Acquire Structure; (3) Former CEO of Chestnut Consulting Indicted for Allegedly Bribing EBRD Official; (4) Wipfli Acquires Elko, GHG and ARG; (5) Accenture to Work with MIT Sloan School's Office of Executive Education to Develop Internal Program; (6) Sapient Extends Purchase; 79.6% of Common Shares Tendered; (7) FTI Launches Technology Information Practice; (8) Consulting Leadership: Oliver Wyman, Huron, FTI and Segal; and (9) Thought Leadership: Deloitte and PwC. (1,990 words) . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 33
Monadnock Research CIN - 30 Dec 14
Table of Contents: (1) 2015 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: Brazil; (2) CSC Settles Charges with US SEC: Will Pay $190 Million Fine and Restate 2010-2012 Financials; (3) Last Chance to Lock in Monadnock Research Portal Subscription Rate for 2014; (4) Consulting Leadership: Accenture, KPMG, Roland Berger and SAIC; and (5) Thought Leadership: PwC. (1,380 words) . . . More

2015 Brazil IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 38) 28 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Brazil. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in reals (BRL) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

Consulting Industry NewsWatch: Vol. VII, No. 32
Monadnock Research CIN - 18 Dec 14
Table of Contents: (1) 2014-15 IT Strategy Consulting Rates: France and Germany; (2) KPMG Fiscal 2014 Revenue Increase Led by 10.26% Advisory Growth; (3) Bloomberg Sells Kennedy Consulting Research to ALM; (4) Environmental Consultancy, ENVIRON, to Merge with Danish Firm, Ramboll; (5) Mercer Acquires Leading Chilean Comp and Benefits Firm, Denarius; (6) PwC Acquires Pharmacy Benefits Consultancy, Advanced Pharmacy Concepts; (7) Last Chance to Lock in Monadnock Research Portal Subscription Rate for 2014; (6) Consulting Leadership: KPMG, Oliver Wyman and Navigant; and (7) Thought Leadership: PwC. (1,704 words) . . . More

2014-15 Germany IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 37) 16 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014-15 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Germany, with a metropolitan area break-out for Munich. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional. Report contains detail for 16 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (41 pages, 9 graphics). . . . More

2014-15 France IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 36) 12 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014-15 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in France. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional. Report contains detail for 16 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (35 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More


2015 Brazil IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 38) 28 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2015 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Brazil. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional with detail for 16 professional categories for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in reals (BRL) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (36 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

2014-15 Germany IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 37) 16 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014-15 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Germany, with a metropolitan area break-out for Munich. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional. Report contains detail for 16 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (41 pages, 9 graphics). . . . More

2014-15 France IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 36) 12 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014-15 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in France. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional. Report contains detail for 16 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in euros (EUR) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (35 pages, 5 graphics). . . . More

2014-15 Canada IT Strategy Consulting Rates
Monadnock Research (Vol VII, No 35) 8 Dec 14
This report provides current Monadnock Research (MR) estimates for 2014-15 Information Technology (IT) Strategy Consulting rates in Canada, with break-outs for work performed in the following 6 metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Hamilton. Results of our analysis include mean and median rates by level of professional. Report contains detail for 16 categories of professional for hourly, daily and weekly rates, along with team-based rates for 8 of the most common team types. Rates are provided in Canadian dollars (CAD) from MR's continuous cross-industry consulting rate analysis of current negotiated master service agreements between clients and strategic firms. (61 pages, 29 graphics - updated 16 Dec 14). . . . 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 UK Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 27) - 24 April 2013
This report presents our analysis of UK hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures for clients across all industries. 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 US Strategy Consulting Rates (Full Report)
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 18) - 28 March 2013
This report presents our analysis of hourly and weekly strategy consulting rate structures in the United States. 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 US Strategy Consulting Rates: Big Four and Advisory Services Specialists
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 21) - 28 March 2013
This Research Note contains a summary of the 2013 strategy consulting rates for the Big Four, as well as for financial, risk and transformation advisory specialists. (4 charts) . . . More

Roland Berger Again Entertains Deloitte Offer
Monadnock Research (Vol VI, No 17) - 26 March 2013
On the heels of its acquisition of strategy consultancy Monitor, Deloitte is again in talks to acquire Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. The vote against the proposed combination was carried in 2010 by a Roland Berger partner margin of close to 100 percent. We reported then that the overwhelming lack of support within the Roland Berger partnership made it surprising that negotiations made it as far as it did before falling apart. At that time Roland Berger had around 200 partners. Today we estimate it has increased by 25% to 250 partners globally, serving clients from 49 offices in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and the Middle East. That is up from 36 offices in 25 countries when Deloitte first made its offer in 2010. (765 words) . . . More
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