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Management Consulting Services

SIC 8742 | NAICS 541610


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Management Consulting  (view report)
HR Consulting  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


ALM Media Properties, LLC
Consulting® Magazine
https://www.consultingmag.com/

Monthly publication features news and information for consulting professionals, with special features including the annual "Executive Outlook Survey" published in the January issue which details senior- level professionals' expectations for changes in their firm's revenues and profits over the next twelve months. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online with registration.



Consulting Services
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


ALM Intelligence
Publications available from this organization include:

ALM Forecast Reports
http://crp.consulting.almintel.com/  Check "Forecasts" box under "Research Type"
ALM forecast reports provide detailed information on market size and growth outlook by service area (e.g., enterprise strategy, corporate finance, operating model strategy, customers, operations, supply chain, research and development, rewards management, and talent and workforce) and region (e.g., North America, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific). Sample reports are available upon request.

The ALM Global Forecast: North America
http://crp.consulting.almintel.com/  Check "Forecasts" box under "Research Type"
ALM research report provides a detailed analysis of the North American market by service area and region, with report content sections including client demand trends, overall market size, spending by industry sector and service, market growth outlook by service area, spending and growth outlook for
the U.S.
and Canada, and top 20 service provider rankings. Sample report is available upon request.


International Data Corporation
Publications available from this organization include:

Worldwide and U.S. Business Consulting Services Forecast
https://www.idc.com/
IDC research study analyzes the U.S. and global markets for this sector by service line (e.g., change management, finance and accounting, governance, risk, and compliance, operations, organizational, and strategy), with topics addressed in the report including forecast spending by service line, market context, drivers and inhibitors, significant market developments, and changes from the prior forecast.

Worldwide and U.S. HR Consulting Services Forecast
https://www.idc.com/
IDC study provides five-year forecasts for the U.S. and global markets for this sector by service area,
(e.g., core HR function, workforce management, recruiting, learning, performance management, and compensation), with topics covered in the report including forecast spending by service area, market context, drivers and inhibitors, significant market developments, and changes from the prior forecast.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Management Consulting Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "54161"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


ALM Intelligence
Performance Metrics in US Consulting
http://crp.consulting.almintel.com/  Check "Benchmarks" box under "Research Type"

Performance metrics survey provides a detailed analysis of financial and operational benchmarks by service area (e.g., strategy and operations, financial, human resources, and information technology), and firm size based on number of billable consultants (e.g., Tier 1: >2,000, Tier 2: 500-2,000, Tier 3: 99 - 500, and Tier 4: <99). Summary overview and detailed table of contents are available free online.


IBISWorld
Management Consulting
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for firms that advise businesses, not-for-profits, and public sector agencies in a variety of areas including organizational design, corporate strategy, finance, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, distribution, logistics, information technology, and human resources.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


ALM Intelligence
Compensation Metrics in US Consulting
http://crp.consulting.almintel.com/  Check "Benchmarks" box under "Research Type"

Annual compensation report provides base salary, bonus, and total compensation data by staff level, service area (e.g., strategy and operations, financial, human resources, and information technology), and firm size based on number of billable consultants (e.g., Tier 1: >2,000, Tier 2: 500-2,000, Tier 3: 99 - 500, and Tier 4: <99). Summary overview and detailed table of contents are available free online.


PayScale, Inc.
Management Consulting
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as project manager, senior consultant, management consultant, business analyst, business process consultant, and financial analyst, with employers for which wage data is provided including McKinsey & Company, Inc., Accenture, PLC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., and The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.


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