We've come across a couple of firms this quarter who are throttling back on recruitment, but they are overwhelmingly in the minority.
Those that are slowing down have either been very successful on the hiring front and so are now ahead of target in terms of headcount growth; or they've seen a major contract fail to renew and so are adopting a cautious approach.
By and large though it's still very much a case of the firms not being able to bring talent in through the door fast enough (and having spoken with 50-odd firms at last week's careers fair, that's a pretty sizeable proportion of the consulting market I'm basing my comments on).
So chin up for now. Start worrying only if there's a major stock market crash!