What is the usual rate for .NET developers?
The cost of developing your .NET application or program will vary greatly depending on its scope, complexity and the project duration. Nevertheless, you can have an idea of how much your tech talent will cost through readily available estimates online.
Below is a table summarising the average annual salaries and hourly rates of .NET developers from four countries. All figures are gathered from Payscale.
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When looking for tech talents, IT outsourcing has become among the leading option for startups, companies, and organisations which need to reduce costs on operations and recruitment.
Cloud Employee, as the UK's leading IT outsourcing service provider, recognises and understands the need for these firms to hire .NET developers quickly and efficiently to build their products and consequently scale their business. With Cloud Employee as your outsourcing partner, you will be able to find skilled .NET developers offshore at competitive industry rates fast and zero risks.
Here's a helpful guide on IT outsourcing costs and offshore developer rates based on different outsourcing regions.
What interview techniques should you use to hire the best .NET developer?
Before you head into your interview with your potential .NET developer, remember that your goal isn't merely to ask challenging questions or problems. The ultimate goal is to get to know your interviewee's background, experience, skills, and personality within a limited time to know whether he/she is a right fit for your business or not.
Aside from asking common interview questions to break the ice and know more about your applicant, it is also important that you ask technical questions related to the .NET framework to test your interviewee's technical skills and knowledge. Here are only some of the many questions you can ask:
Q: What is the difference between the while and for loop? Please provide a .NET syntax for both loops.
A: While and for loops are both used to repeatedly execute a unit of code. The difference is that the while loop is used to repeat something until a given statement is true, while the for loop is used when you know how many times you need to iterate through the code.
This is the syntax of the while loop in written in C#:
while (condition [is true])
While condition [is True]
On the other hand, this is the syntax of the for loop, written in C#:
for (initializer; condition; iterator)
For counter [ As datatype ] = start To end [ Step step ]
Next [ counter ]
Q: What is a delegate?
A: Similar to a function pointer in C or C++, a delegate in .NET is a type that is used to reference to methods with a particular parameter list and return type. It is also used to pass methods as arguments to other methods as well as call a referenced method without having to know which method will be invoked at compile time.
In addition, a delegate can also be used to create custom event within a class. For example,
public delegate void FooDelegate();
// custom event
public event FooDelegate FooEvent;
FooClass FooObj = new FooClass()
FooObj.FooEvent += new FooDelegate();
Q: What are the different components of CAS? (Code Access Security)
CAS has three main components: Code Group, Evidence, and Permissions.
Evidence - For the CAS and the CLR (Common Language Runtime) to decide on what permissions to give, it first reads the specified evidence. Internet and intranet are the two main sources of information for this.
As their names suggest, the internet group defines code sourced from the internet while the intranet group defines code sourced from the LAN.
Some common evidence include Zone, URL, Site, Hash Value, Publisher, and Application directory.
Permissions - These refer to the actions you allow each code group to perform. As the CLR Virtual Execution System (VES) loads and runs programs, it uses assembly metadata to connect modules together. And when the VES loads an assembly, it matches the assembly to one or more code groups and identifies the actions they can do.
Some permissions include Full Trust, Everything, Nothing, Execution, Skip Verification, and the Internet.
Code Group – Basing on the evidence, codes are put into different and appropriate code groups. These code groups have specific conditions attached to them. With this, any assembly that matches the conditions becomes a member of the group.
Code groups are arranged in a hierarchy, and the code group at the root of the hierarchy is referred to as All Code—this contains all other code groups.
How can Cloud Employee help you?
At Cloud Employee, we help you solve your IT outsourcing needs. As a UK-managed IT outsourcing firm, we provide startups and businesses with the best .NET developers in the Philippines. We help you hire offshore .NET developers while saving up to 65% on average.
Hiring offshore .NET developers with Cloud Employee is simple. Just send us your requirements such as years of experience needed, tools, tech stack, and so on. Our team will source for your ideal .NET developers and give you a shortlist of candidate CVs. From this shortlist, you select who you want to interview or invite for technical testing. With us, you can hire offshore .NET developers without recruitment fees, guaranteed.
After hiring, your offshore .NET developer works exclusively for you on your working hours while using your tools and standards, making them an effective extension of your in-house team.
Meanwhile, Cloud Employee ensures to provide a modern office complete with hardware, software, high-speed internet connection and IT support. In addition, we also take care of licensing permits, insurances, payroll, taxes, HR and general admin so you can focus on managing and growing your business.
Our expert .NET developers can help you with.NET applications, website and e-commerce development, enterprise application development, database management, maintenance and support services, integration and customization services, and B2B portal development. With Cloud Employee as your IT outsourcing partner, you can hire offshore .NET developers with skills in .NET Framework, C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, IIS, SQL and MS SQL.
What is the dedicated developer model?
Here at Cloud Employee, we employ what we call the dedicated developer model. In this model, we provide our clients with “dedicated” tech talents—which means that they work 100% exclusively for them and their project. Aside from this, we also provide the equipment and resources specifically according to the client's requirements.
The dedicated developers you hire with us will use only your preferred tools, standards, and processes. You directly manage them and communicate with them. On top of this, you only pay a single sum of money, and this already covers the team member's monthly salary plus the outsourcing provider's fee and nothing more.
With this model, our clients have been able to enjoy the benefits and advantages of having an offshore tech talent who was seamlessly integrated into their team, becoming an effective extension of their in-house team.
- Good for short-term projects with defined scope as well as for long-term projects with undefined scope.
- You gain a predictable budget even without a definite project scope and details.
- You have direct communication and collaboration with the offshore .NET developer or development team.
- The model allows you to have full control over the recruitment, selection, and management of your outsourced dedicated team, making quality monitoring easier and more efficient.
- The offshore developer or development team gains a good understanding of the client's objectives and expectations, and they have undivided attention as they work on the project.
Whether you want your .NET developer to work during Philippine office hours or mirror yours, your dedicated .NET developer works only for you. They directly report to you and follow only your processes and standards, which makes them an efficient addition to your team.
After hiring your offshore .NET developer with us, you now gain a dedicated .NET developer who will be able to work at your preferred hours; this kind of setup helps you easily avoid communication issues and inconveniences you will usually face in traditional outsourcing setups
Through our broad experience in the IT outsourcing industry coupled with our innovative and customer-oriented dedicated developer model, we are able to make the sourcing and hiring of skilled .NET developers remarkably easier and hassle-free for startups, SMEs, and bluechip companies.