There's plenty of information out there on the UK consulting industry.
- The Management Consultancies Association of the UK www.mca.org.uk publishes regular updates on the sector.
- Source Global Research Group sourceglobalresearch.com produced a report on the UK market earlier this year
- You could speak to a recruiter at one of the specialist recruitment consultancies for the sector. I'd suggest the firm I used to work for, BLT, but I'd probably get flamed...