Worldwide IT consulting market to grow at 5.2% a year

IDC expects worldwide IT consulting to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% for the 2006?2010 forecast period, with slightly rising growth rates each year. The study reveals several accelerators of spending for IT consulting, such as current pricing trends, which reflect less buyer price sensitivity in high-demand areas of IT consulting; the reemergence of top-line business growth as a spending driver; and the continued bundling of IT consulting with outsourcing.