Before we proceed to discuss the offshore development hourly rates in different parts of the world, let us first glance at the software development hourly rates in The USA and western European countries. These are the countries with the highest demand for offshore development and will help us paint a clearer picture of differences in the cost of offshore development among various regions.
Based on the data available from Indeed.com, a software engineer earns an average hourly base rate of $47.59 in The USA as of 2020. The number may vary depending on the experience of the individual, the technology available as well as the location of work. Some examples of location-based rates are as follows:
In Western Europe, the average hourly rate can vary with the countries:
Now let us review the development rates in offshore countries
Disclaimer: The offshore development rates presented below serve as a rough guide for business as they don’t take into consideration the differences in cooperation models. You can find out the real rates by directly communicating with the vendors.