We have used Remote Programmer for last 13 years (as on Jan 2020) and have always been impressed by the quality of the service they provide. We have a fairly complex website with more than 500 MySQL tables which requires a lot of work on an ongoing basis so we opted to use dedicated resources from them. It is a great value for money.
In usage-based hiring, you simply pay for hours of a resource. The resource can be a developer, a designer, a tester, a server administrator, a scrum master, or anyone who can work for you. There is no monthly commitment required. As you go. Billing will be done as per the actual hours used.
Software development is teamwork. You need many experts to develop a quality application. You will need them in short term only. And usage-based hiring model is excellent for hiring these shared resources like designers, testers, scrum masters, data entry operators, etc.
However, this is too inefficient for hiring long term resources like developers where knowledge transfer is too important. You should preferably hire them on dedicated basis for best result.
You can avail of resources on an SOS basis. We will make them available on an availability basis. You will agree to pay on hourly rates. Billing will be done as per actual hours spent.
RP Office at Kolkata, India
No fixed team. No guarantee that the same developer will work next time.
Skype, Slack, Email, Phone, etc
|Availability||As per schedule|
|Techniques / Models||Agile|
|Project Management Tool||Jira / A4W (Our own System) / Anything else you prefer|
|Billing||Monthly / Periodically|
|Advance to start||As per deal|
You should use this model for hiring short term resources. Here are some situation you can go for usage-based hiring
Usage based hiring is recommended only with other hiring models. Say you have hired one or more dedicated / part dedicated developers but suddenly you need help from a creative dsigners (or say load tester). It is quite that a developer will not be able to help you much, even they do, it will be a compromise. So to adhere to quality you should hire a creative designer ( or load tester ) in short ter, get the job done and leave him. We will bill you for the actual hours only. Maximum quality without hitting your budget.
The rates vary from resource to resource. It normally depends on the type of resources, experience, and skill level. Here is an approximate picture.
Note ** - Cost will vary with the technology, skill level, and order volume
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