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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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  • 18th May

    Data Analyst - SQL/Power BI

    — 6-Months Initial - Remote Working

    Location:
    Remote, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    £400 p/day - £450 p/day
    Data Analyst - SQL/Power BI. Up to £450 p/day "Inside IR35". 6 Months Initial - Remote Work. 6-month initial contract opportunity, for a Data Analyst, to work for an awesome London based company.What you'll be doingWorking for an amazing company providing general analytics support based between your home office & optional office space depending on your preference.What experience you'll need to apply for this role Data Analyst (Expert Senior). SQL & Power BI (Advanced). Python, HiveQL, Hadoop/Big Data (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experienceThe daily rate is up to £450 p/day "Inside IR35", however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered.What's next?Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 12th May

    Analytics Engineer

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K - £50K (DOE)
    Digital Agency with high profile clientsAudience Engagement Agency  Great opportunity to work with some of the biggest brands in sports and entertainment such as FIFA & UEFA Learn new digital & data skills Work with some industry experts Have you always wanted to work in an agency providing insights and actionable recommendations to a number of high-profile sports and entertainment clients? If so, this is the perfect role for an Analytics Engineer looking to make the move into a role using data to reach a global audience.What you’ll be doingYou'll have a broad role covering implementing tagging on websites & apps, digital analytics, data pipeline & ETL development, database work, data visualisation and assisting data scientists with their projects. You'll also work with a wide range of audience engagement tools, specialist digital marketing technology and develop a solid network with the likes of FIFA & UEFA.What experience you’ll need to apply A keen interest in sports (especially football) Solid experience in tagging implementation using Javascript/HTML/CSS Previous experience using Data Visualisation software like; Tableau, Power BI or Google Studio Be able to query SQL databases and develop ETL pipelines Experience using digital analytics/marketing tools Experience with a statistical language like Python or R a bonus Keen interest to learn and pick up new technologies What you’ll get in return for your experienceThe salary on this is around £35K - £50K (depending on experience) as well as the chance to work with global clients on some major. There are some great benefits as well like, a great autonomous working environment, flexible working hours and a supportive team.What’s next?If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Alex with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.
  • 11th May

    Business Intelligence Analyst

    — Company in the Healthcare Industry

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    30,000 - 40,000
    Join a small, friendly team. Opportunity to grow. Working across varied projects. Excellent opportunity has popped up in the Healthcare Industry for a BI Analyst to join a fairly new team with an excellent company culture. What you’ll be doing Working in a small team within a cross-fertilised environment, this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and work across various functions and projects. You’ll be supporting the team by providing analytics and reports using SQL and PowerBI. This exciting company are unique in their offering and have fantastic staff retention with great growth opportunities. What experience you’ll need to apply Ideally 6-12 months experience in a BI or Data Analyst role Strong Experience with SQL (covering knowledge of local variables, SQL queries, partition functions etc.) Experience working with PowerBI A degree in a STEM subject What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary of up to £40,000 plus package. What next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 11th May

    BI Manager

    — Investment Manager

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    55,000 - 65,000
    Exciting opportunity to lead a large team. Hybrid working and fantastic benefits. Working for a leading financial services firm. Join a company who have been growing for the last few years and have no plans to stop!  They are revamping their insight landscape and expanding their analytics and reporting areas and you’ll be right at the forefront of this team. What you’ll be doing An opportunity to expand your management experience to a team of 10. The team ranges from junior people you can mentor, to strong individuals who can help you! It is a great opportunity for someone hoping to remain hands on but also grow as a manager. You’ll be working closely with management and development of your team alongside daily tasks around reporting and change within the business. You’ll get the opportunity to evolve the reporting, MI and Insight areas and bring in some ideas to better efficiency throughout. Most importantly, you’ll be able to lead the implementation of new frameworks and work with various individuals from junior up to board level and department heads to drive cultural change. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience leading a technical team Experience leading and managing change Minimum of two years as a manager Strong SQL Experience Strong PowerBI experience Knowledge of R or Tableau What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary of up to £65,000 plus package! What next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 11th May

    Insight Manager

    — Wealth Manager

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    60,000 - 70,000
    Excellent opportunity to work for a leading financial services firm Join at a time where the team is growing Work with Data Analysts and lead a customer focused team Excellent opportunity to join a growing and quantitative marketing analytics team for a market leading financial services firm. Amazing opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience of mentoring a Data team. What you’ll be doing The successful Insight Manager will work within the Data & Insight team and will immerse themselves in their customer data to ensure that the most is being made from all the customer data existing in the company. This role will be varied, and the Insight Manager will be working on projects and various aspects to answer exciting questions and ongoing analysis for the business. Your role will involve mentoring and coaching your team while they are delving into data to produce measurable results for various departments; producing regular reports for monitoring purposes (across aspects like customer behaviour, products, client groups and more); and helping clients answer long term questions and tracking progress. What experience you’ll need to apply Expert with SQL Experience with R or Python Experience in data manipulation and analysis Experience leading/coaching/mentoring a team Strong communication skills and ability to tell a story with the data Experience with PowerBI Bonus for experience with Sybase/MSSQL/Oracle/Imapala & Hive What you’ll get in return for your experience  A competitive base salary reaching up to £70,000 and a strong package including a bonus! They would offer this role remotely for the right candidate.  What’s next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss the finer details.  
  • 11th May

    Modelling Analyst – Marketing Insights

    — Friendly Insurance Firm

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    30,000 - 45,000
    Great culture and hybrid working. Expand your experience across marketing, digital, modelling and insight. Great opportunity for someone looking to step into a specialised role and grow their career in this direction. Joining a friendly and vibrant team, you’ll be working as a modelling specialist to display insights across marketing. You’ll be inquisitive by nature and intrigued by finding out everything they need to know about data to understand their marketing performance and their customers response. What you’ll be doing As an Modelling Analyst you’ll be coming from a data driven background with interest in marketing help this company understand more about the response to their marketing & digital campaign activity. You’ll be comfortable building statistical models and delving into data to understand anything and everything! You’ll be working on long running projects and understanding where the company can be the most profitable around their marketing spend. You’ll be building propensity models and develop modelling and insights. What experience you’ll need to apply Strong experience with SQL Minimum of 6-12 months’ experience within a marketing/analyst role Understanding and experience building models – whether this is commercially or from University Understanding of marketing and campaign performance analysis Bonus for experience with SAS or other statistical modelling tools Strong communication skills What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary between £30,000 - £45,000 (depending on experience) plus bonus and package.  What next? Please contact Tegan with an updated CV today. Do not hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 11th May

    Digital Insight Manager

    — Leading Investment Management Company

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    50,000 - 60,000
    Opportunity to manage a solid team of three digital analysts Add strategy, ideas and guidance and lead the direction of the digital estate Work for a leading financial firm who are well known in the Southwest This is an amazing opportunity for a strong manager to utilise their skills and add more strategy, guidance and leadership to a team of digital analysts that are keen to grow. You’ll be managing a team of three and working across various areas of the business to assist the digital analysts in their daily tasks. What you’ll be doing You’ll be coming in to add direction and take ownership of adobe and data capture for the business; working to focus on what they capture, build and working with the developers to best improve any and all customers’ digital experience. While you don’t need to be hands on, you need to have some from a digital background so you can best assist the team in their growth and daily tasks. The main thing would be that you are keen to influence ‘how’ and ‘what’ it means to build a digital estate using insights and can see the value and best way of doing this. You’ll be joining a team of strong digital analysts and adding your own ideas and utilising your experience to best guide them in future and implement a strategy to ensure the team is as effective as possible. What experience you’ll need to apply Minimum of three years managing a team A confident manager or mentor to digital analysts Understanding of the importance of building a digital estate using insights Experience with Adobe/Google Analytics Excellent SQL skills Strong communication skills Comfortable communicating with senior members What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary reaching up to £60,000 per annum for the right person, plus an annual bonus and unbeatable package! What next Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
  • 11th May

    Data Analyst

    — Real Estate Company

    Location:
    Remote, UK, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    35,000 - 45,000
    Fully Remote role. Amazing career progression. Great training and work life balance. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to grow their career throughout data. With doors open as a data scientist, data engineer or SME in their data team, this role offers a fantastic opportunity for someone to progress their career as they see fit, by joining this team in their time of need. They’ll help you drive your career and develop the skills you want, to be the best you can be! What you’ll be doing This is a small, tight knit company who are looking for someone that thrives in a smaller environment and is looking to get away from your typical corporate by doing something different. You’ll be sitting within the engineering team as an analyst looking at everything around data quality, data procedure and more. With the opportunity to grow into a data engineer or a data scientist in a few years, you’ll be coming in as the go-to person around analytics initially. You’ll be dealing with anything and everything around reporting and analytics for the company. Your main role would consist of producing visualisations and reports for the company; you’ll be working across building reports in Tableau and presentations where needed. What experience you’ll need to apply Several years experience working within a data role Experience with SQL Strong knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Data Studio Experience with Tableau or PowerBI Bonus for experience with Metabase and Snowflake Confident working in a small team Strong communication and presentation skills What you’ll get in return for your experience  A salary of up to £45,000 for the right person. What’s next? Please contact Tegan with an up-to-date CV today!
  • 21st Apr

    Data & Analytics - Senior Manager

    — Global Consultancy Firm

    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    60,000 - 85,000
    Excellent opportunity to join a Big 4 Global Consultancy firm Join a new team working across specific remits Great internal progression and opportunities Working in a new, innovative team, you’ll be working across deals, insight and analytics where they have brough four existing teams together to create a speciality unit. With the goal to triple in size over the next year, this brand-new function would need new leaders, work with new models and involved new ways of working. What you’ll be doing Do you have a background of working in a big four and are keen to get back in? Or have you been working in a similar industry and would love your next move to be in this direction? This role would be the right fit for you! Working in this new team, you’ll be focusing on a combination of external and internal clients across industries covering private equity to media. You’ll gain experience across various clients and a load of analysis. The role will be varied, as will the tools you are working with, but the main thing will be someone who has a drive and desire to learn. You’ll be covering four business units across the deals team, so experience with forensics, business recovery systems, corporate finance and financial modelling is a must! Supporting projects at the core of the deals department will mean building and improving dashboards, analytics and insight as a whole. Whereas the rest would be client facing and varied. The culture is strong and this team is a top priority area for the company. It would be fast paced, agile and quick moving and they are working hard to drive this to be the strong source of innovation within the data space. Some of their best people across tech and finance have moved into this team, so they are keen to bring people on within this space, and they would help with training and more. What experience you’ll need to apply   Experience working with/within a team covering either Corporate Finance, mergers, Forensics, Business Recovery Systems or Financial modelling Experience within a global consultancy firm (Big 4 or similar) Several years’ experience within an analyst role Experience with Azure is a bonus What you will get in return for your experience: A strong salary of up to £85,000 for the right person. Depending on your level - and whether you'd be looking at Manager level or higher - there are opportunities and roles availble with salaries between £60,000 - £85,000. They’ll also offer strong career progression, great training where needed and the option for hybrid working. You’ll need to be open to coming into their Reading office two days a week, but they’ll offer remote working otherwise. You’ll also get a strong bonus and package alongside the base salary. What next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.  
  • 21st Apr

    Data and Marketing Insights Manager

    — Leading Higher Education Institution

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Type:
    Salary:
    35,000 - 45,000
    Join an established University as a key member in their internal team. Utilise your marketing and data knowledge to make an impact with direct, visible results. Opportunity, training and projects to hit the ground running. Joining an integral role in the growth and opportunity for this University. You’ll be key when it comes to understanding data and marketing and be able to utilise your knowledge to show this. What you’ll be doing You’ll be coming in as a dedicated data resource in the marketing team. You’ll be looking at student data and understanding enquires, generating leads and student retention alongside recruitment. You’ll be following student journeys from their admission across to their graduation. You’ll be analysing competitors and student behaviours when interacting with this University. You’ll understand the ins and outs of course performance and where there is opportunity to offer more. Providing insight around academic products is key in this role and you’ll be looking at historical data to understand this and make projections about the future. You’ll show how important data, research and insights truly are and highlight areas to improve the business overall. You’re filling a missing piece between data and marketing by scanning the market for wider demand and what could be offered and where improvements can be made. You’ll also have the opportunity to guide colleagues around how to better analyse and report on data. What experience you’ll need to apply Strong understanding of marketing Experience across market research, campaigns and more Ability to apply marketing understanding in an analytical way Experience with Google Analytics Solid experience with SQL Confident with Excel What you’ll get in return for your experience  A base salary up to £45,000 per annum with great benefits. What’s next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to get in touch 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

LV=

Establishing a Data Science function

  • LV= are one of the UK’s largest personal insurers who announced earlier this year that they were partnering with the University of Bristol to establish a team of Data Scientists and Engineers with the aim of making advancements in the field of Data Science by sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities. 
  • We initially worked with Venura as a candidate, finding him the role at LV=. He soon needed another two sets of hands, planning on growing his team to 3.
  • To help him with this, we worked with him to truly understand his style of working and management, gathering a detailed brief that outlined the ideal candidates. 
  • By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience and that had the vital mix of  technical and soft skills needed, to be working alongside University of Bristol as a team.
  • This resulted in Venura/ LV= making two great Data Engineer hires.

“From finding me my current role to helping place two fantastic hires, ADLIB has been a pivotal role in the development of our team here at Bristol. The guys are easy to work with, friendly and most importantly inspire trust. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Dr. Venura Perera, Data Science Manager at LV=

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