Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked consultants to rank the best firms in several areas of business focus. Consultants were allowed to vote for up to three firms as the best in each area, but could NOT vote for their own firm.

    The practice areas are:

    Defense Consulting
    Economic Consulting
    Energy Consulting
    Financial Consulting
    Health Care Consulting
    Human Resources Consulting
    IT Operations Consulting
    IT Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    Operations Consulting
    Public Sector Consulting
    Retail Consulting
    Strategy Consulting

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Consulting Firms for IT Operations Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
53.07

Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
35.69

IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services works hard to make clients' businesses work better.  The group includes IBM's consulting, systems integration and applications...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
27.70

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 70,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP is the largest private professional services provider in the United States. Its subsidiaries work in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
13.09

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides the right mix of...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
11.03

Oracle Consulting

Along with Microsoft and IBM, Oracle is one of the three largest software companies in the world. It specializes in database and middleware software, as...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
6
% OF VOTES
10.59

Capgemini

With more than 125,000 employees spread across 44 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of technology, consulting and outsourcing services....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
7
% OF VOTES
9.45

SAP Services (IT Consulting)

SAP is the world's third-largest independent software manufacturer, based on market capitalization-a stat that makes the firm one of the world leaders in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
8
% OF VOTES
8.20

Cisco Systems, Inc. (IT Consulting)

Cisco Systems designs, makes and sells internet protocol-based networking products, as well as other products used in the communications and IT...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
8
% OF VOTES
8.20

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
10
% OF VOTES
8.09

Cognizant

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
11
% OF VOTES
6.95

Infosys Consulting

Created in 2004, Infosys Consulting is an off-shoot of Indian tech outsourcing and business consulting giant Infosys Technologies. Based on the premise...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
12
% OF VOTES
6.68

Booz Allen Hamilton

With roots that can be traced back almost a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensible advisor...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
13
% OF VOTES
6.25

Tata Consultancy Services

A new world wonder Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a leading provider of IT services, business solutions and outsourcing.  Through its global...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
14
% OF VOTES
5.22

HP Services

**NOTE: In March 2015, HP announced that it would be splitting into 2 separate companies, effective November 2015: HP Inc., which will house the printer...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
15
% OF VOTES
4.94

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 12,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
16
% OF VOTES
4.67

Bain & Company

Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's most prestigious consulting firms. Today Bain & Company is one of the world's most respected companies....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
17
% OF VOTES
3.64

KPMG LLP (Advisory)

Professional services giant KPMG International operates as an international network of independent member firms, which includes KPMG LLP, the U.S. member...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
18
% OF VOTES
3.59

Wipro Consulting Services

The times they are a-changin' India's largest IT services and software provider has its roots in something far less technical: Wipro began in 1945 as...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
19
% OF VOTES
2.83

Slalom Consulting

Founded in Seattle in 2001, Slalom Consulting is a management and strategy IT implementation firm that places a strong emphasis on work-life balance;...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
20
% OF VOTES
2.77

CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)

1, 2, 3, it's as easy as CSC With a lineage that goes back to 1959, CSC is one of the granddaddies of the IT services industry-and it's still...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16

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