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As the use of data in business gets more and more prevalent, companies are making significant investment into their BI systems to improve efficiency and increase productivity. The major benefits of having a functioning BI system, include faster reporting, improved data quality, and increased competitive advantage.

Why consider a career within Business Intelligence?
Analytics is now seen as the most important technology priority for companies around the world, and decision making in now more important than ever. There are a large range of industries that utilise Business intelligence such as; Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Marketing and Sales, Oil and Gas and Transport.
 
Typical role titles include
Business Intelligence Developer
BI Developer
Lead Business Intelligence Developer
Lead BI Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Senior BI Developer
Business Intelligence Designer
BI Designer
Business Intelligence Architect
BI Architect
Business intelligence Project Manager
BI Project Manager
BI PM
Business intelligence Programme Manager
BI Programme Manager
Business Intelligence Manager
BI Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI Analyst
Business Intelligence Consultant
BI Consultant
Head of Business Intelligence
Head of BI
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI Analyst
Business Intelligence Support Analyst
BI Support Analyst
Data visualisation analyst
Data Visualisation Developer
Data Visualisation Programmer
Qlik View Developer
Qlik View Programmer
Power BI Developer
Power BI Programmer
Tableau Developer
Tableau Programmer
Business Intelligence Developer
BI Developer 
Business Intelligence Programmer
BI Programmer
SQL Developer
SQL Programmer
Data Warehouse Developer
DWH Developer
Data Warehouse Designer
DWH Designer
Data Analyst
 
Career progression example
Business Intelligence Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
Head of Business Intelligence
 
Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, Business Intelligence professionals on average will be earning between £30k-£40k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £50k-£60k and seniors would be looking to earn £70k+.

Senior Business Intelligence Contract Professionals can earn a day rate of £500 - £600 p/day, while mid-level developers earn a day rate £400 - £500 p/day.
 
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The skills needed can be split into 3 categories; programming skills, critical thinking skills and data analysis skills.
 
Programming skills: Data Modelling | Data Warehousing | ETL and Data Integration | OLAP Models Semantic Layer | Reporting | Dashboards | Presentation Layer | Master Data Management | Metadata Management | Predictive Analytics and Data Mining | Big Data and Streaming Data | SQL Server | Oracle | AWS | Azure | GCP | Google Cloud | Netezza | OBIEE | PL/SQL.
 
Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting |  Transforming Knowledge.
 
Data analysis skills: Learning a scripting and statistical language | Adobe and Google Analytics | Reporting  - skilled in reporting and data visualisation software | Strong presentation skills | Analytical and creative mind | Advanced Microsoft Excel | Experience with SQL programming.
 
What qualifications does it take?
Undergraduate Degree, software engineering, engineering or computer science field with technical skills in programming.

 

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  • 28th Jan

    BI Analyst

    — Market-Leading E-Commerce Business

    Location:
    Mansfield
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £36k
    Gain experience with advanced BI tools. Varied workload in a growing business. Contribute to complex business and technology projects. This leading E-commerce Supplier requires a BI Analyst to provide the information, insights and processes needed to drive the company forward. The role will support senior management with processing the vast amount of data that is created and consumed on a daily basis. What you'll be doing You'll collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to develop and apply your BI analytics. This role covers various sources of information including customer, transactional, financial and website data. As a result, you'll capture and deliver reporting and analysis requirements to management teams across the business, visualising performance, identifying insights and trends and comparing with appropriate benchmark data. You'll capture and deliver data management requirements for a range of ongoing and new projects. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in developing data science skills and to work on customer behavioural modelling. What experience you'll need to apply Minimum of 1 years' experience in BI Solid SQL  Experience with Tableau, Power BI, Qlik or similar Exposure to Python or R desirable Ability to communicate to senior stakeholders  What you'll get in return for your experience A competitive salary of up to £36,000 plus bonus, benefits and the chance to develop data science skills in a commercial setting. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today, don't hesitate to call/email to discuss the role in more detail.
  • 23rd Jan

    Digital Analyst

    — A company which operates in one of the most niche and exciting sectors in the UK.

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £30,000
    In 2020 they will be expanding their Data offering to Global markets. You will work with interesting data, from an exciting sector niche. Excellent training and support, in a very well-managed team. What you’ll be doing: You will be responsible for exploring company data in order to identify immediate feedback and business improvements to key stakeholders. The main channels of incoming data will be through the company’s website, consumer information, and Inventory data. You will be a data expert able to advise on transformative approaches and carry out deep data modelling for deeper insights into the data. What experience you’ll need to apply: Able to use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager is essential. Understanding JavaScript and HTML would be helpful. An interest in learning Python would be great as the data science team is expanding. MS SQL will be in regular use. Exposure or a knowledge of working in BigQuery would be great. It is important to highlight that not all of the above skills will be essential, but in some cases are preferable. What you’ll get in return for your experience: This is a junior role so salary is up to £30,000. Support and training from an excellent line manager and a supportive team. A great benefits package with excellent staff discounts. Be involved with exciting developments for the data team in 2020. You will be joining a highly successful company which has experienced year on year growth. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss in more detail. 
  • 23rd Jan

    Insight Analyst

    — Join one of the largest academic publishers in the World.

    Location:
    Oxford
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £40,000
    Be a key figure in deriving insight from a global academic data stream Develop genuinely interesting customer segmentation insight Work on new and engaging projects from start to completion What you’ll be doing: You will be a key figure in deriving insight from the largest data stream flowing from global academic sales. This a massive reservoir of incoming data so you will be comfortable working with this amount of volume. The dashboards you create will be shared with stakeholders globally and will help drive forward their data-focused strategy. This will be a hands-on analytics role with the opportunity to have a real impact on the business. What experience you’ll need to apply: Be very proficient with Alteryx (essential) A very good working knowledge of SQL Salesforce familiarity Experience using at least one of the following data visualization platforms: Tableau, Power Bi, QlikView. An ability to be creative and derive meaningful insights from available data What you’ll get in return for your experience: Salary up to £40,000 but could pay higher for the right candidate. A generous benefit package Join a very good data team that helps train people up Opportunity to support personal development, they have helped people through their Alteryx courses A fantastic company culture What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss in more detail. 
  • 8th Jan

    Pricing Analyst

    — Very successful Global insurance firm

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40,000 - £50,000
    Become a key player within the Pricing team at this Global Insurance firm. Lots of room to progress and take on extra responsibility if so desired. Recently gone through a large transformative process and are doing better than ever. What you’ll be doing: Your main responsibility will be to develop pricing models using existing risk, expenses, brokerage, commission and premium service data to quantify the risk involved in business decision making. You will also be expected to advise on pricing adjustments, comply with actuarial policies, develop optimization algorithms, and report your findings to stakeholders. Analyse Pricing Data: use various data streams to derive insight into pricing strategies and market trends. Developing Models: using various modelling techniques to affect margins and costs forecasts. Determine Pricing Strategies: work closely with other teams to help them use data to define their strategies. Developing Pricing Tools: automating processes and streamlining existing practices. What experience you’ll need to apply: Experience with predictive modeling using complex and diverse data streams. Previous experience in the Insurance/Actuarial sector. Familiarity with Google Analytics. Proficiency in R and SAS. Experience using Salesforce and more bespoke CRM tech. Excellent communication and presentation skills. A solid understanding of the governance and policies of the insurance industry. What you’ll get in return for your experience: Salary up to £60k depending on experience. Excellent benefits package. Be part of a long-established and very successful team. A lot of room for progression and opportunities to diversify your work. You would be based in Bristol. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss in more detail. 
  • 8th Jan

    Insight Analyst (12 months FTC)

    — This is one of the main authorities and key economic on UK tourism.

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25,000 to £35,000
    Work for a tourism authority which has been voted as the World’s leading in its history. Work as part of a team that directly contributes to the success of UK tourism. Set for a record-breaking year in 2020. What you’ll be doing: You will be working in the Analytics team and closely with the Head of Global Analytics to derive insight from a rich data repository to aid in the company's focus on driving UK tourism. This will involve working to ensure data is properly handled, interpreted, and the feedback is effectively delivered back to key stakeholders or decision-makers. What experience you’ll need to apply: You will need to be comfortable using SPSS, R, or MatLab to perform statistical analysis. You will be proficient in Excel. SQL scripting experience. Experience using Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Adwords and Search Console would be very beneficial. A 2:1 in a numerate or research-based subject. Experience in Tableau is very advantageous. Other visualization tools would also be helpful. It is important to highlight that not all of the above skills will be essential, but in some cases are preferable. What you’ll get in return for your experience: £25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience. You will get to work with part of a very well-managed team that is looking to grow. The role will be based in Central London. A good and flexible benefits package. Chances to travel across the Country and sometimes Internationally. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss in more detail. 
  • 8th Jan

    Insight Analyst

    — A dominant online retailer with the largest online profiles in the UK.

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    £30,000 - £40,000
    The company has been dominating the online retail market in its niche for 20+ years. Recently involved in a high-value merger to expand their presence. Amazing data reserves and a rich well to pool from if you like interesting analysis. What you’ll be doing: You will be drawing from a rich well of data and incoming streams to derive insight into the company initiatives. You will be working with the customer in mind and trying to understand the most effective way to communicate the company’s product. Working across a large team with stakeholders at multiple levels will allow strong communicators to progress quickly within the business. What experience you’ll need to apply: Preferably you will have experience within the retail sector. You will be comfortable writing SQL script to communicate with Oracle & BigQuery databases. Experience in Tableau would be highly advantageous. Highly competent in Excel. A curiosity into human nature and commercial Psychology. A minimum of a 2:1 in a numerate or research-based degree. It is important to highlight that not all of the above skills will be essential, but in some cases are preferable. What you’ll get in return for your experience: Salary will be looking between £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience. A nice benefits package with a considerable employee discount. The office location would be commutable from most of Central and North London, or Hertfordshire. Work as part of a highly effective and expanding team. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss in more detail. 
  • 18th Dec

    Reports Analyst

    — Join a leading National marketing agency with an exciting period of growth ahead

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25,000 to £40,000
    A data-driven agency with well-structured and diverse data which will be harnessed. Culturally diverse and welcoming culture embodied throughout the business. Join a well-managed and hugely successful team. What you’ll be doing: You will be responsible for working with all financial, sales, and product data across the company to develop insight opportunities to develop. You will work from this platform to deliver accessible and digestible information for stakeholders in the company. Consequently, exceptional data visualisation experience and communication skills are key to being successful in the role. What experience you’ll need to apply: Data visualisation experience: Tableau, Power BI, QlikView, etc. Strong SQL skills to source, retrieve, and manipulate data. Excellent communication skills to relay your findings. Experience or knowledge with predictive modeling, machine learning, optimization algorithms, clustering, segmentation, etc. Experience using and administrating relational databases. Previous agency experience would be preferable. The company would consider training a junior candidate or bringing in someone with the existing experience A positive attitude and being up for a challenge. It is important to highlight that not all of the above skills will be essential, but in some cases are preferable. What you’ll get in return for your experience: £25,000 - £30,000 for a junior candidate in need of development. £35,000 - £40,000 for a senior candidate who does not need training. A competitive perks and benefits package. The chance to work with some very strong brands as clients. The chance to work in a long-established and highly successful team. Opportunity to work in some of their other UK based locations if so desired. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss in more detail. 
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Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

  • Alistair is an experienced Data Scientist with working with clients across government, healthcare and banking sectors.
  • While successfully working in London as a Data Scientist for one of the Big Four professional service companies, he was planning to move to Bristol and approached us to get an understanding of the local market, especially opportunities and skills in demand within Data in the South West well ahead of the move.
  • We advised on opportunities and businesses in and around Bristol as well as in-demand skill sets so he could gather relevant exposure in advance.
  • Once ready to make the move, we were able to match Alistair perfectly with an open opportunity. Equipping him with tips and advice, we guided him through the interview process and negotiated the salary that was in line with his expectations. Alistair started as a Data Scientist with OnCorps, a start-up FinTech firm. 

"Alex and ADLIB were fantastic to work with and absolutely made the daunting experience of finding a job in a new city a lot easier! They take the time to understand the fields that they are recruiting for and even go to developer meetups to learn more about the areas that they recruit in. Would definitely recommend working with Alex and ADLIB."  

Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

SunLife

Two niche hires in record time

  • SunLife are a financial services company and one of the largest life insurance companies in the world.
  • As part of a small restructure, they were looking to expand their Performance Optimisation team, by adding two analysts.
  • Low quality of applications and scarcity of top analytics talent can make finding specialists extremely difficult.
  • By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience, resulting in SunLife making two great Performance Analyst hires.

“ADLIB helped Sunlife hire two great analysts in record time , who are already embedded in to the team and delivering great pieces of work.”

Billy Mohan, Digital Performance Manager at SunLife
 

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