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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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  • 17th May

    Data Scientist - Pricing

    — One of the largest and widely respected UK Insurance companies

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    50k to 70k
    You will work on interesting Machine Learning projects alongside a team of established Data Scientists. You will be supported by a dedicated team of data engineers.  The company is fully committed to the applications of machine learning across all business areas. Our client is one of the largest, longest standing, and well-respected UK Insurance companies. Within finance, they are one of the UK’s Juggernauts, but despite this, they have managed to retain a professional and welcoming working culture. Their Data Science team is constantly growing and they will be investing heavily over the next 12 months. Because of their continued interest in the area, they have recently partnered with one of the UK’s leading Red Brick Universities for research and collaboration.  What you will be doing This role will involve developing and implementing machine learning platforms in order to improve the realisation of benefits in the Pricing Department. You will be working closely with a team of experienced Data Scientists and work across different teams within the department. This is a fantastic opportunity if you have a curious nature and want to continue your personal development in machine learning.   Useful Experience •    Good command of Python or R.•    Solid experience using SQL (particularly relational databases)•    Experience with Microsoft Azure.•    Machine learning experience in Linear Models and Tree Based Methods. Able to deploy this in a business environment. •    Being a willing and able communicator. What you will get in return for your experience Due to the flexibility and willingness to upskill people coming in the salary band is between £50,000 - £70,000. On top of the salary, the package includes 30(+2 optional buys) days holiday, private medical care, a very generous discount on all insurance offerings and partnerships, and the opportunity for a sizable bonus predicated on personal performance. The working environment has many testimonials which highlight that it is a wonderful place to work, and is head and shoulders above many insurance/finance companies. Their staff retention rate is a good indicator of this.  What’s 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. 
  • 14th May

    Senior Marketing Analyst

    — Friendly Insurance Firm

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45K
    Work for a fast growing Insurance firm in a brand new role.Have a real impact by shaping the role as you see fit.Amazing working environment and friendly culture. This is a great chance to join a fast growing business with an amazing working culture. Working between the Marketing and Business Intelligence teams you will be exposed to multiple teams in the business and regularly will report to the Strategy Director.  What you’ll be doing  You will be the main Data Analyst for Marketing working as part of a larger team of Data Analysts experts who are delivering high quality insight analysis across a range of business areas.This is a nice, broad role analysing all marketing activities across the business including online and offline channels, customer data and more.  What experience you’ll need to apply Experience of marketing data analysis or customer insight analysis in a commercial setting Solid experience of Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics or similar tools. Excellent MS Excel skills Excellent communication skills Data Visualisation and dashboard building skills (Power BI / Tableau / QlikView / QlikSense)  What you’ll get in return for your experience   A very competitive salary of £35,000 - £45,000 (dependent on experience) an excellent benefits package and an annual bonus What’s next? Please get in touch with Alex with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss the finer details.
  • 11th May

    Power BI Developer

    — FinTech Firm

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45K
    Develop end-to-end solutions to progress the PowerBI suite. Gain experience with modern cloud services for data extraction, manipulation and analysis. Work across multiple products in a technologically driven culture This FinTech client have recently introduced and acquired new products to support its established service. They require a PowerBI developer to progress their PowerBI suite and bridge the gap between development and analysis as they continue to expand the BI Team. What you’ll be doing You will work collaboratively with one other PowerBI Developer within the wider BI team to gather requirements and build reports across multiple product areas. You’ll improve the PowerBI suite by undertaking complex queries, optimising data models and producing compelling visualisations to support the future data strategy. What you’ll need to apply Minimum 1 years’ experience of end-to-end PowerBI development SQL Server exposure Experience with cloud services will be advantageous  Passionate to progress and learn new technologies Stakeholder engagement  What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £45k plus 15% bonus and great benefits including a training budget, share scheme and more. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with a CV today, don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details. 
  • 19th Apr

    Lead BI Analyst

    — Growing Financial Services Firm

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £50k
    Lead reporting for the BI and Pricing Teams. Work with modern Cloud, BI and warehouse technologies. Define reporting standards for the Strategy Department. This firm is building out its Strategy Department to enable further data-driven decision-making across Product, IT and Pricing Teams. They require a Lead BI Analyst to lead a small team of analysts to optimise data and reporting activities. What you’ll be doing As the Lead, you will be responsible for all things BI and report into the Director of Strategy. This will require working with numerous teams to understand their data needs and deliver actionable insight. You’ll sit above three BI Analysts to provide support to the team ensuring that necessary data can be acquired and conveyed to the wider business. There won’t be line management responsibilities, instead, this position will be heavily focused on analysis, reporting and decision-making. As this is a brand-new position, you will be paramount in defining standards shaping BI. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 2 years’ experience in BI or Data Analysis Experience with a modern BI tool (PowerBI, Tableau, QlikView or similar) Solid SQL and Excel  Ability to mentor and guide junior analysts Statistical analysis experience preferred Degree in a numerical discipline preferred  What you’ll get in return for your experience A great salary of up to £50k plus benefits and to work with numerous modern BI and Cloud technologies. 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 finer details.
  • 12th Apr

    SQL Developer

    — Financial Services Institution

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k
    Excellent opportunity to work for a fast-growing financial services firm in Bournemouth. Gain wider experience looking at customer data, internal business data and financial reporting data. Join an innovative and forward-thinking company.  Joining the Analytics Team at this friendly financial services firm, you will be given the chance to grow and get exposure to a wide range of customer, internal business, operational data and financial data. What you'll be doing As the SQL Developer working as part of the wider Analytics Team, you will use your SQL skills to answer business questions. You will be working with the MS suite and Visual Studio to manipulate data, take data from multiple sources and then provide it to the data analysts. You'll have plenty of interactions with Senior Managers in this business across the different areas and departments to support them with their data needs.  What you'll need to apply Minimum 2 years’ experience with SQL  Good working knowledge of Excel Visual Studio experience preferred SQL Server experience desirable Object-orientated language desirable What you'll get in return for your experience A great salary of up to £45,000 DOE plus a great benefits package and a bonus. 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 finer details. 
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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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