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The UK public sector is a lucrative market for consultants in the UK, with more than half a billion pounds awarded to the world's biggest consulting firms every year since 2015. We've taken a deep dive into how these firms* performed against each other last year, including a breakdown of contract awards to these firms by government department and the value of their contracts expiring in 2019.
*Accenture, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, McKinsey, Mott MacDonald, PA Consulting and PwC
- The total lifetime value of contracts awarded to the top consultancy firms in 2018 was £554m, a slight increase on 2017's £546m
- PA Consulting won the biggest contract of any of these firms in 2018, a £67m contract from Hampshire County Council to help them "make technology a central element of social care"
- PwC won more than 70 public sector contracts in 2018, the most of any firm analysed. However, only four of these contracts was worth more than £5m.