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Common projects for Microsoft SQL Server experts

Designing and implementing SQL Server databases

Performing data analysis and reporting using SQL Server

Providing SQL Server database administration

Developing and optimizing stored procedures

Implementing data security measures in SQL Server

Performing database migration or upgrades on SQL Server

Tips for working with and hiring Microsoft SQL Server experts

Understand your needs

Be sure to have a clear understanding of your project's requirements. Whether it's data analysis, database design, or server management, knowing what you need will help you find the right SQL Server expert.

Review their skills and experience

Check the freelancer's profile for their skills, qualifications, and experience with SQL Server. Look for specific projects similar to yours that they've completed successfully.

Communication is essential

Regular and clear communication is key to a successful project. Make sure the SQL Server expert is responsive, understands your project goals, and is open to feedback. All of this can be done through Contra's platform.

Project management

Keep your project on track by setting milestones and regular check-ins to review progress. This will help ensure your project is completed on time and to your satisfaction.

How to hire Microsoft SQL Server experts

Define your project

Have a clear understanding of what your project entails. This could include tasks like database design, data analysis, or database management. Knowing your needs will help you find the right SQL Server expert.

Post a detailed job

When posting a job on Contra, detail your project requirements and the skills you're looking for. This will help attract the right freelancers.

Review applications

Look through the applications and profiles of the SQL Server experts who apply. Consider their skills, experience, and past work that's similar to your project.

Conduct interviews

Interview your top candidates. Ask about their experience, how they approach problems, and examples of their work.


Once you've found the right SQL Server expert, you can make an offer through Contra, defining the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Microsoft SQL Server experts

1. Can you describe a project where you had to design and implement a SQL Server database?

2. How do you approach optimizing SQL Server performance?

3. Have you had to troubleshoot a complex issue in SQL Server? If so, how did you handle it?

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Frequently asked

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is used for storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications, whether they are running on the same computer or on another computer across a network.

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is used for storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications, whether they are running on the same computer or on another computer across a network.

A freelance Microsoft SQL Server expert designs, implements, and manages SQL Server databases. They can also perform data analysis, optimize database performance, ensure data security, and provide technical support and troubleshooting.

Hiring a Microsoft SQL Server freelancer on Contra allows you to work with experienced and vetted professionals on a flexible basis. You can manage contracts, communication, and payments all in one place, and without any commission fees.

You can post a job with your project details and requirements on Contra. Microsoft SQL Server experts who meet your criteria can then apply to your job. You can also browse profiles of SQL Server experts and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require Microsoft SQL Server skills often include designing and managing databases, performing data analysis, optimizing database performance, ensuring data security, and providing technical support.

The cost of hiring a Microsoft SQL Server freelancer on Contra varies depending on their experience, project complexity, and duration. The range is typically between $100 and $375 per hour.

Microsoft SQL Server experts use a range of tools, including SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), SQL Server Profiler, and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), among others.

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