This is The consultancy industry is one of the most diverse markets within the professional services industry, and, as such, a wide spectrum of types of consultants are found in the industry. Moreover, being a ‘consultant’ is not a protected professional title like most other professions, and, as such, anyone can title themselves strategy, management, business, finance, HR, or IT consultant. Given the widespread areas in which a consultant can operate, and added to this the variety of workplaces a consultant can access, there has been a sharp rise in the number of independent consultants over the past few years. Following the influx into the industry, a common definition of a ‘consultant’ has become more difficult to reach. your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!