Easily source, hire and kick-start your project with the best back-end developers available

If you're looking for a freelance back-end developer to help you with your next project, YunoJuno is the perfect place to find one. With a vast network of talented professionals, YunoJuno makes it easy to find the right person for the job. No matter what your project entails, you can be sure to find a Back-End Developer on YunoJuno who can bring your vision to life.

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Why hire a Freelance back-end developer?

A key benefit of hiring a freelance back-end developer is they help understand user requirements and requests, and create practical solutions to help meet those needs. When hiring a freelancer, you are hiring the skills and experience they have built up over their career, working on different applications with different brands. They could help bring a fresh and different approach to your idea. You also have the benefit of the developer having more flexibility to work evenings and weekends to help achieve last-minute deadlines, to get the job done.

How hiring back-end developers through YunoJuno works


Create your project brief

Specify your project brief with a few clicks and get matched instantly.

Find the best freelancer

Select from a pool of 70,000+ vetted freelancers, available remote or on-site.
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Manage contracts and payments

Easily manage all payments, contracts and communication through YunoJuno.

What does a freelance back-end developer do?

A back-end developer helps build and maintain the technology to power components which power user-facing tools such as a website or application. This includes understanding and maintaining a service, application and database. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Design architecture of the back-end technology stack.
Database creation, integration, and management.
Implement back-end frameworks to build server-side software.
Building and maintaining current API.
Develop scalable micro services.
Content management system development, deployment, and maintenance.
Gather clear and concise requirements for development projects.
Creating and maintaining internal technical documentation relating to back-end functionality.

Manage contracts and payments with ease

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Manage and communicate with all your freelancers, from any source, all in one place.

All contracts organised

Create, send and store your contracts at the click of a button, kept up to date with legislation changes.

Fully-compliant payments

Payments to all freelancers and recruiters, deduct tax at source when required, meaning you only have one supplier.
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YunoJuno's Compliance process is a seamless experience and takes a lot of the stress away. YunoJuno really helps from an agility and productivity perspective, quickly answering the business needs and helping to create a much more diverse and output focused team. The quick payment of freelancers at YJ is a game changer. We've managed to reduce time to hire from a week to a couple of hours.

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YunoJuno has reduced the time and admin spent on completing IR35 compliance for all of our freelancers. It's revolutionised how quickly we can hire someone, in a fully compliant way.

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YunoJuno is a great platform for finding the best freelancers and really happy with the support of the team there. Super easy to use and it takes care of all our freelancing requirements. All-in-all, it's been a great solution for me and for our Creative Studio at OVO Energy. Happy to recommend YunoJuno to all of my contacts.

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The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

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Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

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YunoJuno are my recruitment saviours! I’ve worked with them for a few years now and they’ve helped with many resourcing challenges. The platform is really easy to use, it provides a wide range of freelancers to interact with and also means I’m only dealing with one vendor – which makes my internal financing hassle free!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

The freelancers on YunoJuno are consistently of the highest calibre. It is also the easiest and most transparent recruitment service I have ever dealt with.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

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Frequently asked questions

Freelance back-end developers are responsible for the server-side of web applications. Their role is to ensure that the data stored on the server is properly organised and accessible to the front-end developers and users. They also work closely with databases, structures, and APIs. 

Back-end developers usually have a strong understanding of front-end technologies (such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), but their focus is on the server-side of things. As a result, they often have a better understanding of how web applications work "under the hood."

Freelance back-end developers typically have a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. However, many companies are more interested in candidates with experience than formal education.

When hiring a freelance back-end developer, there are a few key skills to look for. First, the developer should have a strong understanding of database design and development. They should be able to create efficient and scalable database structures, and they should be proficient in working with different types of databases (e.g., MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)

Additionally, a back-end developer should have experience in developing web applications using server-side programming languages (e.g., PHP, Ruby on Rails, Node.js). They should be familiar with web development frameworks and libraries.

Finally, it is also important to hire a freelance back-end developer who has good communication skills and works well in a team when needed.

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering whether to hire a freelance back-end developer. 

First, consider the size and complexity of your project. If you have a large project that requires a lot of data storage and processing, then you will likely need to hire someone with experience in back-end development.

Second, think about the timeline for your project. If you need someone to start right away and work quickly, then a freelance developer may be a good option. Finally, consider your budget. freelance developers typically charge by the hour or the day, so you need to consider the cost when choosing how and when to hire a back-end developer. 

Overall, hiring a freelance back-end developer can be a great way to get started on a complex project. From start to finish, the freelancers on YunoJuno will work closely with you to make sure your project is a success. With their vast experience and expertise, you can rest assured knowing that your project is in good hands.

The exact rate a freelance back-end developers will charge depends on the developer's level of experience, the specific project requirements, and whether the developer must prioritise your project as a “rush job”. 

For more complex projects, it is not uncommon for freelance back-end developers to charge higher fees. Once you have an idea of the cost, you can start shopping around for qualified developers who fit within your budget.

When hiring a freelance back-end developer through YunoJuno, you will negotiate the day rate from the start - so that there are no surprises down the road.

For more information about rates, we create an annual rates report that you can download for free here.

When looking at web development, front-end developers generally tend to work on what the end user sees on a website or application.

Back-end developers tend to work on the server-side technologies that power the site’s functionality.

Both roles work closely together to create a fully functioning website or application.

Best back-end developers are in high demand

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