Re: Hello, big consultancies
Not my downvote but I will point out that my 'big consultancy' employer recently sent round an email asking all PMs to identify any contractors working on their projects. So we are also similarly affected.
It's possible that we will see a net benefit in terms of getting work that would otherwise have gone to a one-man band - but it's too early to say yet.
As an aside, we used to have a 'professional services' division which specialised in selling out individuals, but 'corporate stupidity' regarding which salesmen were allowed to sell what to which client made it all too much hard work, so they gave up and they made us all redundant. Given that salesmen protect their turf ferociously, I can't see 'professional services' being reinstated (not until a new generation of execs without those scars gets into power).