Who’s who - Top 37 telecom consulting firms 2012

By Isabelle Paradis, HOT TELECOM
May 2012

The industry’s top 37 telecom consulting firms continue to control the vast majority of customers and revenue with their share of the total telecom consulting market increasing. In 2011, telecom consulting revenues from the top 37 players accounted for 90.3% of the industry’s total.

Telecom consulting revenue enjoyed by the top 37 is now back to pre-recession levels, moving up by as much as 10.3% in 2011. ‘When analysing employment trends over the last 3 years, we can conclude that the recession had a limited impact on the top 37 firms’ workforce’ HOT TELECOM’s Vice President Colin Brooks said. Collectively, these companies employed just over 1.5 million staff in 2011 and the number of new hires increased by 11.1%.

Decreasing revenue and stable workforce therefore generated a decrease in revenue/employee during 2009 and 2010. Nevertheless, in 2011 most of the top firms saw an average increase in revenue/employee of 3.2%.

The unchallenged market leader continues to be Accenture, with a market share of 17.8%. Accenture’s hold on the sector suffered during the recession, however the company came back strongly with a growth of 29.3% in telecom consulting revenue in 2011.

Now that equipment vendors have been included in our analysis, Ericsson has taken the second position in the ranking table, with an estimated market share of 13.0%. 5.0% of Ericsson total revenue is estimated to have been generated by consulting services in 2011.

A detailed ranking of the top 15 telecom consulting firms in terms of revenue can be found below.

Top 15 telecom consulting firms, 2011

Telecom Consulting Top 15 companies

Source: Consulting firms and hot telecom research/estimates
Data in red is estimated by hot telecom

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