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BI&DW Australia turned ten years old and then we know what happened next…

A quick message to all BI&DW Australia candidates and clients

BI&DW Australia turned ten toward the end of 2019 and whilst looking forward to a prosperous New Year, the business, like all others has been hit by both the bushfire economic slow down and then to outdo that, Covid-19. To say it has been a challenging time is an understatement but having started during the GFC aftermath, we know that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. After coming out of our lockdown hibernation, we do anticipate any hiring that will occur will likely to be contract and any material hiring activity will be in Q1 in the new financial year. Until that point, BI&DW Australia will be working on changes to our offerings and approach to market to address this unprecedented challenge. Watch this space for updates in the coming weeks.

New Data and Analytics roles for 2019 starts

Well just when we hibernating early for Xmas, the market has suddenly woken us up from our slumber and we have a range of open roles all with Professional Services companies. So if you want a new role to start 2019, let us know of your interest. Send CV’s to

  • Informatica Sydney Permanent
  • Informatica Sydney Contract
  • Microsoft BI Principal Consultant Permanent Sydney
  • Datawarehouse Solutions Architect Melbourne
  • Tableau Developer Sydney
  • Microsoft BI Permanent Melbourne
  • Microsoft BI Contract Melbourne
  • Microsoft BI Permanent Sydney
  • Data Engineer (Python) Consultant Permanent Sydney
  • Senior Data Engineer (Python) Consultant Permanent Sydney

We are not able to consider overseas applicants at present due to the current long wait for sponsorship visas.

BI&DW Australia is 9 years old

As we head for another Summer and Xmas break, the market has slowed somewhat but we are still searching for Microsoft Business Intelligence consultants on a contract and permanent basis in Melbourne.

Likewise we are searching for a Tableau expert who offers that little something extra (other tool experience, ETL skills, data modelling) for a Permanent role in Sydney

New Roles to celebrate BI&DW Australia being 8 years old

Well BI&DW Australia got over the 7 year itch and is bounding on after hitting 8 yrs of age!

To celebrate, we are super busy and have a lot of roles that need filling ASAP before Xmas. Here are the following roles which are all with specialist BI& DW Professional Services companies in Australia:

  • MS BI Developer, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI Developer, Perm, Melbourne
  • Tableau Developer, Perm, Sydney
  • Tableau Developer, Perm, Melbourne
  • IM Principal Consultant, Perm, Sydney
  • Big Data Engineer, Perm, Sydney
  • Data Scientist, Perm, Sydney
  • Big Data Developer, Perm, Melbourne
  • Hyperion HFM expert, Perm, Sydney
  • Hyperion HFM expert, Perm, Melbourne
  • BI PM, contract, Sydney
  • Scrum master, contract, Sydney
  • BA (budgeting & planning), contract, Sydney

Please send your CV to if you are interested in the roles.

UNFORTUNATELY, the Australian Federal Government has slowed work sponsorship visas to almost a halt and the current wait is over 6 months. We thus CANNOT accept overseas applicants at this time unless you have a valid working visa for Australia.



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Page under construction – more an information dump for the minute!

Moving over to Australia is an exciting life changing opportunity and 457 visa sponsorship can & does lead to Permanent Residency & Citizenship. It is however a major logistical challenge especially so when you have children but I did it, so you can too!

There are things that I need to highlight as being the major points to consider:

  • The Australian Federal Government offers information at this link
  • Companies that sponsor overseas applicants are predominantly in the Professional Services sector so corporate overseas sponsorship is rare.
  • Relocation costs are rarely offered and if you are lucky enough to get some help, it won’t be significant. This is just part of the Australia psyche of having to pay your own way as a new immigrant/Australian
  • If you are moving over with a partner/spouse, they have full working rights which is hugely beneficial
  • School age children incur education costs – for example in Sydney, NSW they are ~$5k per child
  • Housing costs, especially in Sydney are huge. Be prepared for this to be a major living cost. Temporary accomodation upon arrival is also not cheap, like most other OECD international cities
  • Salary packages. Each employee as part of their salary package is given statutory superannuation contributions (currently at 9.5% on base eg $100k base give $9.5k super)
  • The personal tax rates in Australia are as follows:
  • You will need to obtain a TFN (Tax File Number) upon arrival so you can pay tax
  • You can drive with an international licence in Australia on a 457 visa
  • Health care – you will need to take out personally funded private health insurance. You will need to google this!

New roles as at 1st April 2016

Now Easter has been celebrated, the final dusts of festivity have now settled and business will now go into it’s busiest period and consequently, recruitment requirements are booming

  • Datawarehouse Design Lead, Professional Services (PS), Permanent, Sydney
  • Data engineer/SPARK/Hadoop/R/Python, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • Tech BA, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI Principal/State Lead, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI x2 , PS, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI, PS, Perm, Perth
  • MS BI, PS, Perm, Melbourne
  • Informatica Cloud ETL Designer, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • SAP BI specialist x3, PS, Perm, Sydney/Melbourne
  • Tableau, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI, Software Development, Perm, Brisbane
  • SSIS/Informatica/Talend, Software Dev, Sydney
  • Qlikview x 2, Perm, PS, Sydney
  • IM Principal Consultant, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • Generalist BI Consultant, PS, Perm, Sydney

Regularly check out the website at for new roles however all are not published

Send your CV to to apply

Sponsorship is available especially for candidates currently domained in Australia

Gartner Magic Quadrant and BI consultant recruitment demand


The Gartner magic quadrant for BI tools does seem to directly correlate to the demand from IM, BI & DW Professional Services companies for BI consultants. It seems to be all go for Microsoft and Qlik with SAP & Microstrategy following after as the in demand tools. Funnily enough, Tableau still seems to be a slow runner in the Australian market however I anticipate this will change over the current year.

Active new roles in 2016

Now Australia Day has been celebrated, the dust of festivity has now settled and business is back & bustling. I have never known a busier start to a New Year and the roles I currently have active are as follows:

  • Datawarehouse Design Lead, Professional Services (PS), Permanent, Sydney
  • MS BI Principal/State Lead, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • Informatica Cloud ETL Designer, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • SQL specialist, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • MS BI Visualisation specialist, PS. Cont/Perm, Sydney
  • SAP HANA/SAP BO, PS, Perm, Sydney
  • Qlikview, Perm, PS, Sydney
  • IM Principal Consultant, PS, Perm, Melbourne
  • Generalist BI Consultant, PS, Perm, Sydney

Regularly check out the website at for new roles

Send your CV to to apply

Sponsorship is available especially for candidates currently domained in Australia

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Interesting to see what the shifts will be in 2016. Importantly for Australia my view is that Qlikview, Microstrategy and Tableau will gain even greater market traction whilst Microsoft just keeps on expanding its reach. SAP Business Objects, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Cognos are the big talking points. SAP BO justs seems to keep going in huge SAP legacy accounts whilst IBM Cognos with it’s new release is facing a make or break year as I have not recently seen much of an impression within the market from Cognos. All I hear is OBIEE is clunky and not making friends and influencing people.
magic quadrant

Getting a job and moving to Australia is easier than you think!

Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse jobs in Australia – we’ll get you here!

Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse consultants are needed across Australia and many of our clients are willing to sponsor mid and senior level professionals that are looking to make the move.
Matt Groarke
Matt Groarke has over 15 years of recruiting experience and has helped countless people relocate to all parts of Australia. With a strong professional network of clients, Matt is able to introduce you to the best organisations in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing space.

Skills that are most desirable include: Microstrategy, Qlikview , Microsoft BI, Datawarehouse ETL Designing/developing, Data modellering, OBIEE, Business Objects and others.

We can help answer your questions relating to:

  • Which are the best companies to work for and the ones to avoid
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Australian salary levels, taxes and superannuation
  • Which city is best? Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane/ Perth?
  • Finding Accommodation
  • The Australian interview process
  • Relocation allowance / accommodation provided upon your arrival
  • Why live and work in Australia?
  • Health care / Insurance
  • Information regarding driving licenses
  • Schooling and moving with children

What to do next?

Send over an updated CV to and include a brief outline or intentions about moving to Australia, your estimated relocation time frame, your preferred location and any other information that might be useful.

We can set up a time to discuss all your concerns via Skype or Gchat and help get your relocation process in motion.