Kennedy Launches New Fees in Consulting Reports — Must-Have Comparative Data for Firms, and a Key Negotiation Tool for Service Buyers

The industry’s only benchmark series of its kind, Kennedy’s exclusive analysis covers all major services lines across staff levels and firm size.

PETERBOROUGH, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Through pains-taking research, field interviews, and in-depth surveys of up to 90 consulting service providers, Kennedy’s new series, Fees in Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections, aims to answer the most urgent marketplace questions surrounding rates, and deliver the clarity consulting service buyers and providers need to make critical day-to-day choices.

Thanks to a detailed compilation of industry fees analysis, mean/minimum/median/maximum numbers, and year-over-year comparisons, consulting firms will now have the hard data they need to determine whether they are charging market rates — or leaving money on the table. And buyers of consulting services will have a go-to resource for making smarter engagement decisions.

“The slow economic recovery continues to pressure consulting firms to better predict and control their costs,” according to Lasse Pitkaeniemi, Project Lead and Associate Director. “In particular, small and mid-sized firms are going through an increase in fixed-fee billing instead of the more traditional time and materials method, a trend that is expected to continue in the near future.”

Fees in Consulting 2012: Data, Trends and Projections examines these and other trends that affect the rates charged by consultants across large, mid-size and small firms.

In addition to firm size, Kennedy’s new, five-part series of targeted reports details consulting fees across the five major staff levels of: VP/Partner; Director/Manager; Senior/Experienced Consultant; Consultant/Recent MBA; and Entry Level/Analyst. Buyers and providers of consulting services alike will benefit from the wealth of hard data and numbers telling them where they stand in the marketplace, and where there may be opportunities for negotiation/adjustment. For an even more comprehensive examination of the numbers at today’s consulting firms, buyers should use the title(s) of their choice in conjunction with Kennedy’s Utilization in Consulting series.

All five titles in the Fees in Consulting series are now available and include: Fees in Information Technology Consulting; Fees in Strategy Consulting; Fees in Human Resources Consulting; Fees in Financial Consulting; and Fees in Operations Management Consulting.

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