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Offshore Software Developer Rates

Below is your guide to region-wise software development outsourcing rates and the competitive pricing of S4S for diverse roles

How much does it cost to hire offshore developers in top outsourcing regions?

The average cost of software development services varies greatly from country to country, and the rates are highly influenced by the model of collaboration with the tech provider. Additionally, rates may depend on the platform that you use to hire offshore developers.

We help you with the offshore software development rates by region and understand the factors that influence software development rates.

A Quick Check

Before we dig deeper into region-specific rates, let’s understand how the cooperation model influences the IT outsourcing prices.

Project Outsourcing Model
  • Developers’ Salary
  • Product Delivery Risks
  • Overheads (BA, QA, Architect, etc.)
  • Vendor Fee + Other Overheads
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Extended Team Model
  • Developers’ Salary
  • Vendor Fee + Other Overheads

Here’s your guide to Offshore Development Rates by Region

The price range mentioned below are a rough guideline as they ignore the differences between various cooperation models. To find out what the real outsourcing rates are, you’ll need to communicate with vendors directly.

Average Hourly Rates: $25 – $50

Offshore development rates in Eastern Europe vary from country to country. For instance, outsourcing rates in Ukraine are lower than those in Poland. Yet, on an average, a junior software developer will cost around $25  per hour and up to $50 per hour for a senior software engineer. But if you use the outstaffing model and select junior engineers, the rate for offshore developers may be as low as $18 per hour.

The region is well-known for its density of software developers with an impressive 1.3 developers per 100 people.

  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Estonia
  • Slovakia
  • Bulgaria
  • Latvia
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Average Hourly Rates: $18 – $40

Asian countries like India and the Philippines are very popular destinations for offshoring. Both offer a massive talent pool of talented English-speaking engineers, and all Asian countries also come with lower costs than their European counterparts, anywhere from $18-$40 per hour on average.

The big differentiator between Asian countries is value. India, in particular, offers superb value for money: their engineers are as highly-trained as any in Germany or the UK, and new grads are extremely well-educated. India is quickly earning a reputation as a first-rate producer of excellent software engineers. The Philippines, by contrast, has more of a reputation for IT support and contact centres.

  • India
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
Average Hourly Rates: $30 – $50

Latin America has a growing industry of offshore software development with numerous outsourcing countries available. The top locations are Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil, but the hourly rates in these countries are $30–50. Offshore development rates of senior software developers get as high as $50 per hour.

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
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africa
Average Hourly Rates: $20 – $40

Africa, at first glance, seems to be a rather cheap and growing destination to outsource software development. This is certainly the case for countries such as Egypt, Morocco, and Kenya, where hourly outsourcing rates can cost you around $20 or even less. Countries like Nigeria and South Africa, however, are not very cheap— they can cost around $40, due to an unfilled labour market across the continent, and it can be hard to find software developers who provide high-quality services at an efficient cost

  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa

Outsourcing Destination Ratings

According to the Digital Transformation Report, the outsourcing destinations of the Asian region retain the status quo as the most popular and fast-developing outsourcing locations for the third year in a row. India tops as a seasoned leader in the world's outsourcing index. The region is being actively populated by global businesses that hire large numbers of tech talent.

Asia arrow
  • 1India
  • 2China
  • 3Malaysia
  • 4Indonesia
  • 5Vietnam
  • 10Philippines
  • 32Bangadesh
  • 37Pakistan
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  • 9Brazil
  • 11Mexico
  • 13Columbia
  • 19Peru
  • 22Chile
  • 29Argentina
Eastern Europe arrow
  • 17Bulgaria
  • 20Ukraine
  • 24Poland
  • 28Romania
  • 31Hungary
  • 33Czech Republic
  • 35Slovakia
Africa arrow
  • 36Morocco
  • 43Kenya
  • 49South Africa

Outsourcing Rates in Global Offshore Destinations (2020)

  • Role
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia
  • S4S
  • Business Analyst arrow
  • Business Analyst
  • $110 – $205
  • $45 – $55
  • $40 – $63
  • $30 – $42
  • $20 - $30
  • Architect arrow
  • Architect
  • $198 – $292
  • $60 – $72
  • $50 – $77
  • $35 – $48
  • $24 - $40
  • Project Manager arrow
  • Project Manager
  • $133 – $233
  • $55 – $66
  • $45 – $70
  • $35 – $48
  • $24 - $40
  • Jr. Developer arrow
  • Jr. Developer
  • $105 – $111
  • $35 – $44
  • $25 – $42
  • $18 – $24
  • $12 - $18
  • Mid-Level Developer arrow
  • Mid-level Developer
  • $132 – $140
  • $30 – $52
  • $35 – $56
  • $24 – $35
  • $14 - $22
  • Sr. Developer arrow
  • Sr. Developer
  • $154 – $163
  • $45 – $55
  • $45 – $70
  • $30 – $42
  • $18 - $26
  • Lead Developer arrow
  • Lead Developer
  • $176 – $187
  • $50 – $61
  • $45 – $70
  • $30 – $42
  • $24 - $32
  • Junior QA arrow
  • Junior QA
  • $77 – $81
  • $30 – $39
  • $25 – $42
  • $15 – $24
  • $12 - $14
  • Mid-Level QA arrow
  • Mid-Level QA
  • $99 – $105
  • $35 – $44
  • $30 – $49
  • $20 – $30
  • $16 - $20
  • Senior QA arrow
  • Senior QA
  • $143 – $169
  • $40 – $50
  • $40 – $63
  • $25 – $36
  • $18 - $24
  • Graphic Designer arrow
  • Graphic Designer
  • $79 – $163
  • $40 – $50
  • $35 – $56
  • $25 – $36
  • $16 - $22

Pricing Guide

  • Junior
    Developer

    From $14 Per Hour
    • 2+ years of experience
    • Flexible working schedule
    • Choose your Tech Stack
    • 45 hour working week
  • Mid-Level
    Developer

    From $16 Per Hour
    • 3+ years of experience
    • Flexible working schedule
    • Choose your Tech Stack
    • 45 hour working week
  • Senior
    Developer

    From $18 Per Hour
    • 5+ years of experience
    • Flexible working schedule
    • Choose your Tech Stack
    • 45 hour working week
  • Lead
    Developer

    From $20 Per Hour
    • 7+ years of experience
    • Flexible working schedule
    • Choose your Tech Stack
    • 45 hour working week