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.
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:
There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a freelance back-end developer. This includes:
Time — Back-end developers are able to add functionality and build applications in an efficient way that helps reduce your go to market time. As freelancers are not constrained to the normal 9 till 5, they can offer flexibility and can offer specialist expertise at short notice to help fulfil a sudden demand.
Skills/knowledge — Back-end developers use their knowledge and experience to help improve the usability of your application. You will be able to leverage their insight and highly benefit from their expertise.
Ideas — Due to their diverse background, freelancers are able to bring new ideas to the table. Not only can they help give a fresh perspective on your business with their knowledge and expertise, they can use their experience to help improve the look and feel of your application.
Results driven — As freelancers build their portfolio from reputation and word of mouth, it is important that they build and nurture their relationships. Due to this, they’re motivated to provide and deliver the highest quality of work.
Back-end developers have a wide variety of skills. The most common attributes found in elite developers include:
Each of our back-end experts have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.
This varies dependent on the type of developer you are hiring. Rates across development include rates from Back-end Developers, CMS Developers, Front-end Developers, Email Developers etc. The average rate across the discipline in 2020 was £389.
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.