State of the Consulting Industry – Customer Demand, Salary Survey & Trends 2011

In response to some developments over the past few years, the Consulting Industry has been undergoing some interesting changes.

As an example, the author of the article “Two threats facing the consulting industry” is of the opinion that:

As the consulting industry gradually emerges from the dark days of the Great Recession, the numbers are creeping back up to pre-recessionary levels: utilization and billing rates are up, pipelines are bulging and recruiters are busy. But even now, with all signs pointing skyward, new trends are emerging that might threaten the industry’s return to lucrative prominence.

It goes on to mention some of the opinions held by Industry Analyst – such as Fiona Czerniawska:

In a concise, well-argued piece, Fiona Czerniawska, founder of sourceforconsulting.com, discusses two emergent trends that could shake the consulting industry’s tree: internal consulting units and consultant-managers.

As further research and for those who have not come across it, Top-Consultant.com is a specialist careers website offering jobs in management consulting and internet consulting, consulting news from the big firms, industry analysis, get head-hunted facility, career information, salary survey and salary calculator, and online marketing.

This free report presents basic salary, benefits and bonus levels reported by type of consulting and seniority level. Separate data is presented for the geographical markets of UK, US, Europe and Australia – with expert commentary both from the Top-Consultant team and from our sponsors Huntswood.

Click here to download your PDF copy of the 2011/12 Salary Benchmarking Report.

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Transformation through Tribes – Challenging the Status Quo

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. In this very insightful talk he asks 3 questions:

  • Who are you upsetting?
  • Who are you connecting?
  • Who are you leading?

 

In a related talk, David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. By understanding our shared tribal tendencies, we can help lead each other to become better individuals.