Project Based Hiring

Lutfal and Champa and their team (Remote Programmer) in Kolkata have been working with me since 2003.

Andrew R. Taylor

I personally went to India to visit Lutfal and his team in 2007 to start off our project and they made me feel very welcome. I was impressed by their set-up and professionalism. I would highly recommend Remote Programmer to anyone.

Martin J Smith

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.

Martin Gibbons

From insightfulness to exquisiteness, RP proved to be an excellent partner on all aspects. Flexible work schemes, dedicated developers plus an advisory role indirectly.

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Project Based Hiring

This is most used method of hiring for an web project. You don't hire a developer and  you have no commitment for any monthly payment. Cost is fixed unless you change your requirement.

This is the right hiring model  when you know your requirement and tell it us before we start developing the system. It is also ok when your requirement is similar to many general websites that people normally develop for their businesses. For example, when are going to make a custom CMS website or Store for your offline or online business or customize an already developed online application.     

For these types of websites we never develop the full system from scratch. We already have the core modules developed, what we do, customize them as per your exact requirements. So quickly we can deliver you a big system at a low cost range. It does not require too much involvement from your side.

When to HIRE on Project Based?

So you should go for project based development when you can define your requirement before you ask for a quotation. For developing simple information websites, e-commerce websites this method is best. But this model is not right when your requirement will evolve with the progress of the development and developers feedback.

How does it work?

  1. You simply tell your requirement, in a soft copy. In case you can’t, we can help you in doing so for a cost.
  2. We estimate our effort to build the system in terms of hours to be spent by an analyst, PM, developer, designer, tester and data entry operator and convert to a cost. The cost is fixed for the final requirement document. We submit the proposal to you along with payment and other terms.
  3. Once the price is agreed, you pay the first installment to start the project. Normally it is 30% of the project cost if we have not agreed to a seaparate payment terms.
  4. We start developing the system. As a first step we clarify the requirement, do the basic analysis, create the graphic templates of the main page types including homepage. This is just to show you how will your website look and give an option to change the requirement. In case you provide the graphic templates, we just define the project both externally and internally.
  5. You agree with the final specification and templates. The system analyst constune the analysis works and  finalizes the system design, database tables and makes instructions to the developers. He also plans the project schedule, milestones and updates you. 
  6. The developers convert the templates into HTMLs, setup it with our own MVC framework and one by one develop each module. The PM will show you progress from time to time.
  7. During the development if any confusion arises the project manager will contact you. You can see the website and give your opinion
  8. Once the basic coding is done, it goes to quality testing team. Our quality tester tests it as per quality benchmark and the developers fix those issues.
  9. We upload the system in our server for  UAT (User Acceptance Testing) to verify from your end. You test with real contents in all types of pages.  You test it and report any issues without making too much delay. We fix those issues. You pay 2nd installment. 40% of total project if we have not agreed to a separate payment terms.
  10. When you are satisfied, you say OK.  We will delete all the test contents and records and move it to your server but do not make it live. You start adding live contents to the website.  We will be available to make changes within project scope.  We can help you in doing so but at a separate cost. 
  11. Once the all contents/products are added, you ask us to make the site live.  We will bill you the last installment after the site is live or after one month of site move to your server.
  12. We provide further 60 days warranty. The team will fix any programming error at no extra cost if reported within 60 days.
  13. After 60 days, paid maintenance starts. We are available for support (any sorts of fixing, changes or new feature addition) as long as you need us. Change cost with custom website will be much lower compared to opensource frameworks.
  14. We will love to provide you a hassle free hosting cum maintenance service. Will host your website, take regular backups, monitor on a periodic interval and change the script with the change of the server configuration change & execute small change requests on your website on a priority basis for a nominal cost.

Hourly Rates to Estimate a Fixed Cost Project

Resource Type Exp Hourly Rate in $
Volume (Hrs)   <10 10 to 20 20 to 50 50 or More
Team  Developer  2-3 yrs 12 11 10 9
Senior Team Developer  3-4.5 yrs 13 12 11 10
Senior Developer 4-6 Yrs 14 13 11 11
Senior Application Developer 4-6 Yrs 15 14 12 12
Project Manager / Analyst  5-10 yrs 14 14 14 14
Biz Consultant >12 years 16 16 16 16
Server Administrator >8 yrs 16 16 16 16
Web Designer >3 yrs 12 10 10 10
SEO Expert >5 yrs 16 12 12 12
Data entry operator >2 yrs 6 4 4 4

Note: Minimum billing/quotation hours for a fixed cost hiring is 4 only. The minimum log hour for all types of hiring is 1 only.  Higher is the volume lower is the rate. Reason, leakage for executing a smaller task is more than a bigger one.

When not to Hire On Project Based?

However, this hiring model is not suitable in the following situations 

  1. for a project where the basic concept may change with the progress of the development. The developer will always give you estimation for a fixed requirement, but if is going to change every time, it is not practical for him to come out with a new price everytime. You should rather go for dedicated or atleast virtual dedicated hiring.
  2. for making day to day urgent change works of a live website that requires same person to work over time. But the orginal developer may have been assigned to another important task so you may have to wait. If he is hired on dedicated basis, you will never get him. So you must go for dedicated or atleast part dedicated hiring.
  3. for making major changes of a 3rd party system where we have never worked. It takes some days to understand the code logic written by another developer. It may take months when it is developed on an unknown framework. You should try usage based hiring.

Type of  Websites




General Informative site - simple

  1. Common features

  2. Single unique template design

  3. Slide show - single

  4. Approx 10 pages

$350 to $450

10 to 12

General Informative site - dynamic

  1. Common features

  2. One main template and up to 2 add-on template design

  3. Slide shows - multiple

  4. Dynamic module that allows to create unlimited number of pages through admin. This may include image gallery, articles, services etc

$500 to $700

15 to 20

E Com - Basic

  1. Common features

  2. Single unique template design

  3. Slide show - multiple

  4. Custom Product gallery

  5. Shopping cart

  6. Voucher codes

  7. Payment Integration

$800  to $1200

25 to 30

E Com - Large

  1. Common features

  2. Multiple page templates

  3. Multiple slide shows

  4. Custom Product gallery

  5. Shopping cart

  6. Multiple product types

  7. Multiple attributes

  8. Discount / Sales

  9. Custom shipping calculation

  10. Additional  custom feature

  11. Voucher codes

  12. Payment Integration

$1500  to $3000

30 to 40

Membership site

  1. Common features

  2. Page  templates - multiple

  3. Slide shows - multiple

  4. Dynamic Page Module - multiple

  5. Member Registration,  subscription and basic membership features

  6. Membership renewals with recurring payments

  7. Forum Module

  8. Blog Module

  9. Podcast Module

$3000  or More

10 to 12

Note: All above costs are based on RP framework development. The cost may change with the change in framework decisons.

  1. Project cost is likely to change with the project scope changes. The cost of the same change request likely to   increase in the later stage of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Such changes may lead to lower quality codes too.  
  2. It may not be possible to accommodate the basic logic changes in the project scope at some later stage of the SDLC.
  3. Additional cost will be calculated on the basis of estimated hours for additional work. New work + cost to redo plus cost of the IDLE hours  caused from the spec change
  4. All new UAT issues should be submitted within 20 days of the submission of the project for UAT. Any new change request after 20 days will be billed as per standard rate.
  5. As per our policy we do not provide support or execute any change on any 3rd party paid/free logic code. It  includes third party modules, plugins, WP themes, JS codes etc. However changes in text, color & font  do not fall in this category. We may not be in a possible to give any estimate on any 3rd party code. However, on customer request  we can work on any third party code, but it will be billed as per actual hours even that does not help the customers.
  6. Unless we have agreed on a different schedule, the site must be made live within 30 days of the closing of all UAT issues. If it is delayed, client will make proper arrangement to move the site to the live server and pay all the project payments. Of course RP will take care of the transfer process.  The client can keep the site in RP server for some more time but at an additional cost. The cost will be the standard monthly maintenance/hosting charges for a similar live site.
  7. The minimum billing hour for is an assignment task is 4. In other words, we will bill at least 4 hours work for any tasks even it takes less than 30 minutes to execute. Reason, it always takes 2-3 hours to manage a task (get started, organize, make the pre and post execution communication & bill) in this process. One should opt for part dedicated hiring to avoid this hour leakage.   
  8. Project based work will be scheduled on the availability of the developer. We cannot guarantee that it will be started immediately or on the next day.
  9. We cannot guarantee that the same developer who worked on the project on last occasion will execute a task again. He may be hired by another client or may be simply busy with a important project. One should opt for part dedicated hiring to get it done by the same developer on a priority basis. 
  10. Delivery period are to be calculated after  approval of final spec and design templateThe delivery schedule may be delayed if a developer has to wait more than scheduled time for an action from your side. In case you delay too much, we will be compelled to reallocate the developer in another project that may delay further and we will not be responsible for it.

  • We add Lean & DevOps values to your application

    Toyota became world leader in car manufacturing by practicing Lean. Leading businesses today do DevOps (the successor of Lean) automation to minimize the waste. We too can help you in this regard.

  • TDD checklists to ensure Built-in-Quality

    Quality not defined is quality denied. There are some core qualities those must be introduced in the design phase, can never be added after QC process. We add these built-in-quality through TDD checkpoints.

  • Agile platform covering both product and project life cycle

    Most of the project management software takes care of the project life cycle only. Our project cum product management system automates the CMMI processes in agile perspective throughout the product life cycle (PLC).

  • Integrated Requirement Management System

    Our system includes a built in agile requirement development and management system. It helps both you and the developer to extract the software requirements easily in the format that a developer actually needs.

  • Integrated Change Management System

    Change is a must to stay in business. A change can be a bug, an missed out requirement, an improvement or simply a new addition. To report, manage and document a change is important. Our system process takes care of it.

  • Integrated Test Management Platform

    Without a proper testing (verification and validation), there is a little chance that all the funtional and non funtional requirements will be there in the delivery. We have a built-in system and process to take care of it.

  • System Documentation in the background

    Project execution is one time job, but the delivered product requires future maintenance. It can be too painful if the system logics, flow diagrams, use cases, changes are not documented. We do it in the background.

  • No unpleasant surprises - Estimate Change History

    The fact is, most software projects run in late. There can be many reasons but only one solution. Know the reasons at earliest and act accordingly. We provide anytime estimate change report to act before it surprises you.

  • Full team support lead by 15+ years exp experts

    We have sevearl 15+ years experienced experts who guide the developers in defining the product, processes and design the architecture as required. You get the standards set by the experts but implemented by developers.

  • Defined quality delivery at low India price

    This has been possible because of the availiblity of high quality skills at India price together with agile practices, process automation, integrated test managment with TDD checklists, 5S verification and finally ethical practices.

  • Web Development since 1999

    We are on web since 1999. In 2004, we developed our own MVC framework in PHP. We work with stable frameworks like Yii/Laravel/Phalcon (PHP), d-jango (Python), Express/Node.js and React.js / React Native (Javascript).

  • Future Support Ensured - by default

    We provide future support. Even if you come back with a small change. Client stay with for years. Most of our clients are with us for more than 5 years. The main reason we would like to grow with our clients.