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Senior Data Analyst Hourly ‐ Posted 6 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Are you looking for an exciting, international, and employee/client-centric working environment where you can develop your professional…

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Power BI Trainer (Loc: HYDERABAD) Hourly ‐ Posted 6 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a freelance Power BI Trainer to provide training to individuals on how to effectively use Power BI. The ideal candidate…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
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Less than 1 month
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Expert
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I'm looking for an expert in using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the context of revenue forecasting and planning. The…

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GCP techincal Support Hourly ‐ Posted 5 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I require assistance in obtaining a list of all public IP addresses exposed in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including details on load b…

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MS Power Automate / Power Platform Expert Hourly ‐ Posted 3 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
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Expert
Experience level

I am looking for a Power Platform / Power Automate "Expert" to pair program with me to build automations and answer questions. Mainly i…

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Technical Trainer for Power BI and Tableau Hourly ‐ Posted 6 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a skilled Technical Trainer with expertise in Power BI and Tableau to join our team. As a Technical Trainer, you will be…

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$500
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

We are seeking a talented Data Analyst Designer to join our team, playing a crucial role in transforming complex data into actionable i…

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Power Automate Master Hourly ‐ Posted 5 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
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Description: We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Power Automate expert to help us streamline our business processes th…

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Business evaluation Hourly ‐ Posted 4 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I want to evaluate a company i seek to invest in Technology space . I want to know how much would the charges be for Business evalua…

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Power BI & Azure storage expert Hourly ‐ Posted 3 days ago

Hours to be determined
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We are searching for a PowerBI and Azure expert to help repair an existing dashboard. Specifically we require an Azure account to be e…

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How to Become a Freelance Microsoft Power BI Expert

Creating business intelligence reports is a skill that is in high demand. Many organizations look for data analysts to gather, configure, and share information regarding operational performance and opportunities.

If you’re passionate about data analysis, data visualization, creating dashboards, and developing reports that tell a comprehensive story using data, you may have what it takes to become a freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist.

What does a freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist do?

Microsoft Power BI is designed to integrate with other business software and communications channels to foster communication and collaboration. Freelance Microsoft Power BI specialists are typically responsible for gathering and configuring data, creating scalable data models, cleaning and transforming data, and providing meaningful data visualizations to help drive business value.

The freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist uses a combination of design and data analysis to create informative dashboards that are easily understood by internal or external audiences. These visualizations summarize complex information in an attractive way. This data provides insight into things such as business trends, market opportunities, operational performance, and competitive intelligence.

What skills do I need to become a freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist?

To become a freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist you need to have a high comfort level working with data in a variety of formats. Although freelancers working with large amounts of data tend to be strong in left-brain skills such as math and logic, those with strengths in right-brain, creative work can also develop a career as a Microsoft Power BI specialist.

A number of skills are common among Microsoft Power BI specialists, including:

  • Expertise in Microsoft Power BI Desktop
  • Proficiency in analyzing data
  • Aptitude for data gathering and configuration
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Understanding of business principles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced presentation skills

What are the core freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist job responsibilities?

Clients hiring freelance Microsoft Power BI specialists look for certain capabilities to ensure the candidates can accomplish a number of required tasks. Microsoft Power BI isn't the only business intelligence software on the market; other solutions include Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects, Zoho Analytics, and SAS Business Intelligence, just to name a few.

While the responsibilities for Microsoft Power BI specialists may vary based on the client, the industry, and the specific purpose of the work, some tasks are commonly listed in project postings. These include:

  • Collaborate with supervisors, business analysts, and key stakeholders to gather information regarding data requirements, output requirements, features, and internal and external controls
  • Connect to data sources and perform data transformations, modeling, and visualizing data by using Microsoft Power BI Desktop
  • Define designs, tests, and distribution of dashboard reports
  • Ensure accuracy and quality of all data being gathered and used within dashboard reports
  • Lead resolutions regarding errors and other issues when configuring dashboards and reports
  • Maintain documentation of alterations to solutions and specifications related to the data being shared
  • Provide technical support to others using Microsoft Power BI
  • Maintain a proactive mindset and anticipate report requirements from other departments
  • Maintain excellent time and request management processes

Should I get a degree or certification in order to become a freelance Microsoft Power BI specialist?

In addition to developing your skills, obtaining a degree and/or professional certification can help your Upwork profile stand out. As with many other professional areas of concentration, a degree from an accredited college or university can go a long way in positioning you for long-term success. In addition to teaching you specifically about business intelligence and data, earning a university degree can expose you to statistics, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, and other areas related to configuring business intelligence reports.

Obtaining a certificate as a Data Analyst associate indicates that you’ve gone the extra mile to learn as much as possible about Microsoft Power BI. Popular degrees or certifications that could be helpful in your career as a Microsoft Power BI specialist include:

  • Associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s in business administration, statistics, computer science, or management information systems
  • Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

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Upwork is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse any of the tools or services discussed in this section. These tools and services are provided only as potential options, and each reader and company should take the time needed to adequately analyse and determine the tools or services that would best fit their specific needs and situation.

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