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Become A BI Consultant

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Working As A BI Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $101,780

    Average Salary

Example Of What A BI Consultant does

  • Created custom Hierarchies to support drill down functionality for in depth analysis.
  • Designed and created dashboards reports and scorecards in Report Studio and Analysis Studio.
  • Involved in creating Dashboard as needed using Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.
  • Used Informatica Power Center to develop ETL mappings, transformations, and to load data.
  • Designed Schema using dimensions, fact, logical, physical, alias and extension tables.
  • Designed ELMOS data warehouse and designed various ETL loads from third party files.
  • Published Universes to the repository and made them available to appropriate departments.
  • Involved in developing complex Informatica mappings to implement the business logic for the project.
  • Experience in developing customized Oracle SQL queries and PL/SQL Programs.
  • Updated framework manager models with additional Tables, Functions or Stored Procedures.
  • Developed reports based on client requirements using Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence.
  • Create global universes(.unx and .unv) for ad hoc reporting for business needs.
  • Acted as a liaison between business users and BI team to facilitate understanding of business requirements.
  • Migrated DTS packages from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 as SSIS Packages.
  • Developed BI Publisher Data Models, Templates, reports and Dashboards 10.
  • Train End Users and Pilot Users about OBIEE Tools.
  • Identified facts and dimensions tables.
  • Mar 2006 As BI consultant, provided consulting service regarding Best Practices for implementing Cognos8 BI software.
  • Created Dashboard utilizing web services and BEX queries for AUM financial analysis.
  • Design and develop Tableau charts and dashboards.

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How To Become A BI Consultant

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.


Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.


With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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BI Consultant Career Paths

BI Consultant
Project Leader Business Analyst Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Objects Consultant SAP Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Tableau Developer Lead Consultant Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Lead Consultant Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
BI Architect Data Architect Project Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Systems Manager Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Cognos Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Cognos Developer Senior Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Consultant Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Information Technology Specialist Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Tableau Developer Development Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Senior Consultant Director Of Information
Vice President Information Systems
10 Yearsyrs
BI Architect Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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BI Consultant Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Bosnian

  • Hindi

  • Italian

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Real BI Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
BI Consultant A&N Consulting, LLC Redmond, WA Jan 07, 2016 $185,000
Essbase BI Consultant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Jan 08, 2016 $138,362
Senior Bi/Hana Consultant Bluefin Solutions Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2016 $125,000
Senior Bi/Hana Consultant Bluefin Solutions Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 21, 2016 $125,000
BI Microstrategy Consultant Humetis Technologies, Inc. Towson, MD Jun 16, 2016 $123,446
Lead BI Consultant Visual Bi Solutions, Inc. Baltimore, MD Nov 04, 2016 $120,000
Senior BI Consultant CD Group, Inc. Peachtree City, GA Aug 22, 2016 $120,000 -
BI Consultant KPIT Infosystems, Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 25, 2015 $117,970
Senior BI Consultant Appstek, Inc. Addison, TX Sep 27, 2016 $115,794
Senior BI Consultant Appstek, Inc. Addison, TX Jul 18, 2016 $115,000
Senior BI Consultant/Developer Iridium Technology LLC Frisco, TX Feb 01, 2015 $110,000 -
Senior BI Consultant CD Group, Inc. Peachtree City, GA Jan 21, 2016 $110,000 -
Senior BI Consultant American Unit, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Mar 29, 2015 $85,322
BI Consultant-II Appstek, Inc. Addison, TX Jan 09, 2016 $85,000
Bi/Sql Consultant Archetype Consulting Inc. Boston, MA Apr 01, 2016 $85,000
BI Consultant Ventois, Inc. Shrewsbury, MA Aug 31, 2016 $85,000
BI Consultant Akili, Inc. Irving, TX Dec 17, 2015 $79,747
Datawarehouse and BI Consultant. IBM India Pvt Limited Waltham, MA Sep 04, 2015 $77,197 -
Datawarehouse and BI Consultant IBM India Private Limited Waltham, MA Jun 18, 2015 $77,197 -
Datawarehouse and BI Consultant IBM India Private Limited Waltham, MA Jun 12, 2015 $77,197 -
BI Consultant IBM India Private Limited Cambridge, MA Jul 28, 2015 $77,197
BI Consultant IBM India Private Limited Charlotte, NC Jun 30, 2016 $76,809
Oracle BI Consultant I Appstek Inc. Addison, TX Jan 10, 2015 $76,000
BI Consultant IBM India Private Limited Southfield, MI Aug 23, 2016 $75,572

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Top Skills for A BI Consultant


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Top BI Consultant Skills

  1. Dashboards
  2. SQL Server
  3. Web Intelligence
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed Tuning of Dashboards/Reports by aggregate navigation, and cache management.
  • Helped design and develop relational SQL Server data mart.
  • Created Business Objects Web Intelligence reports, enhancements and fixes of the reports and customizing BO universes.
  • Created Data Warehouse Reconciliation Dashboard to monitor the incremental run which includes loading files and Variances.
  • Involved in ETL Development using Informatica, designed and developed Transformations, Mappings while loading the database.

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