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01 Offshore Software Development Rates

02 Offshore Development Hourly Rates by Regions in 2020

03 Offshore Software Development in Eastern Europe in 2020

04 Offshore Software Development in Latin America in 2020

05 Offshore Software Development in Africa in 2020

06 Offshore Software Development in Asia in 2020

07 India ranks number 1 on the global outsourcing destination ratings

08 Why India Has Remained the Global Favourite for Offshore Development

09 Popular outsourcing engagement models and which one to choose for your business

10 Third Rock Techkno is a one-stop solution for all your offshore development needs

Chapter 02

Offshore Development Hourly Rates by Regions in 2020

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.

Software Development Rates in North America and Western Europe in 2020

Based on the data available from, 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:

  • California: $58.96
  • New York: $58.44
  • Texas: $46.11
  • Washington: $55.01

In Western Europe, the average hourly rate can vary with the countries:

  • Germany: $56
  • France: $82
  • United Kingdom: $71
  • Sweden: $67
  • Netherlands: $60

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.