Having enjoyed double-digit annual growth for the last 10 years, the consultancy industry is now feeling the impact of the economic slowdown.
Income from management consultancy services declined by 6.8% but the most significant change was a shift from IT consultancy, which decreased by 21.5%, to outsourcing consultancy, which increased by 25.4%. This suggests that clients are outsourcing non-core activities to reduce costs.
Year on year growth, however, remains healthy with income 11.6% higher than at the same time in 2000.
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