20 Best SQL

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in 2024

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Andrii H


Senior Data Engineer | Database Architect | AI/ML

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Chester King

Jacksonville, United States

Data Analytics Pro: Power BI, SQL, Affordable

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Fatimat Thanni

Lagos, Nigeria

Data Wizard: Visualize, Analyze, Excel ✨

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Hubert Lo

San Francisco, United States

Data, Analytics, & Growth

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Srikanth Tangirala

Mumbai, India

Data Analyst / Data Scientist

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Irfan Sajjad


Data Analysis | Dashboard Creation | Reporting

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Pietro Macorig


Update Your Data: Dashboard Wizard at Your Service

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Bliss Wave IT LLC

Conroe, United States

Storytelling through Data Visualization

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Anisha Jinna

Phoenix, United States

Data Wizard: Analysis, Visualization, & More

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Emre Sümer

İstanbul, Turkey

B2B/B2C SaaS Product Manager

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Salvatore Cancilla

Apulia, Italy

AI & Machine Learning: Data Expert for Hire

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Zain Manna

Doha, Qatar

Data Scientist | Data Analyst

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carlos mackenzie

Bogota, Colombia

Data Scientist 15 Yrs Process Improvement 📊

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Md Faizul Haque

Dhaka, Bangladesh

AI Designer & Social Media Wiz

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samuel odeh


Crafting Digital Solutions with Passion

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Andrew Davis

Tampa, United States

Software & Data Engineer for Your Project

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Maxwell Mogambi

Nairobi, Kenya

Data Science Specialist Extraordinaire

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Dmitriy Honchar

Warsaw, Poland

Proven Ux/Ui Designer | Figma Expert 💫

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Santosha Rupa

Bengaluru, India

"Excel Freelancer Dashboard Expert: Transforming.

Common projects for SQL experts

Database design and management

Data manipulation and extraction

Creating complex query definitions

Database optimization and performance tuning

Data migration between different database platforms

Database security management

Tips for working with and hiring SQL experts

Define your data needs

Before hiring an SQL expert, clearly specify your data requirements. This includes the type of data to be managed, the database platform, and how frequently you'll need data manipulation tasks.

Review their experience

An SQL expert's level of experience can be a determining factor in their ability to handle complex database tasks. Check their professional background and the types of projects they've worked on in the past.

Check their technical proficiency

Ensure the SQL expert is proficient in the necessary tools and technologies, such as different SQL servers, Python, or Excel. Their ability to use these tools effectively is crucial to your project's success.

Ensure effective communication

Open communication lines will ensure your project's success. Use Contra's platform for all communications and confirm that the SQL expert is responsive and open to feedback.

How to hire SQL experts

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of your data management needs. This will help you communicate effectively with potential SQL experts.

Post a detailed job

Provide a comprehensive job description detailing your project requirements, the SQL servers used, and the complexity of the data to be managed.

Review applications

Review the applications received and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and project fit. Contra allows you to view their professional background and previous projects.

Conduct interviews

Ask detailed questions about their SQL expertise, problem-solving skills, and experience with similar projects. This will help you assess their ability to handle your project.

Make an offer

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

3 questions to ask when interviewing SQL experts

1. Can you describe a challenging database problem you've solved in the past?

2. What SQL servers are you comfortable working with?

3. How do you approach complex query definition tasks?

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Frequently asked

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used for managing and manipulating databases. It's commonly used to insert, update, delete, and retrieve data in a database.

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used for managing and manipulating databases. It's commonly used to insert, update, delete, and retrieve data in a database.

A freelance SQL expert is a professional who manages and manipulates data stored in databases. They handle tasks such as data extraction, database optimization, data migration, and database security management.

Hiring an SQL expert on Contra provides you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can collaborate efficiently, handle contracts, and process payments all in one place.

You can post a job specifying your project requirements on Contra. SQL experts who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of SQL experts and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require SQL expertise often include database design and management, data manipulation and extraction, creating complex query definitions, and database optimization.

The cost of hiring an SQL expert on Contra can range from $25 to $75 per hour. It can vary based on the complexity of the project, the expert's experience, and the duration of the project.

SQL experts on Contra may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. They get paid commission-free. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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