Much has been written about the impact of coronavirus on leading consulting firms and the industry as a whole. Now, a new international survey has shed light on how the pandemic is impacting the top-segment of the independent landscape.

Coronavirus has had a profound impact on independent consulting, leaving many with less income and delayed project work, according to survey by Comatch among almost 1000 respondents in 20+ countries. Most respondents came from larger markets, such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and US.

The coronavirus pandemic has had pretty significant implications for independents. Roughly 30% of independent consultants said their running and/or planned project was postponed. 12% of respondents said that a running project was cancelled, while 19% said that a planned project was cancelled. Only 22% of those surveyed said that their project work was not impacted.