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October 5, 2009

Adobe Flex Rates - What do you charge?

Posted by Jeremy Mitchell
This poll is closed. The results were gathered between 10/2009 - 1/2011
Important: This poll is not limited to Flex developers in the US. Please read the comments associated with this blog entry to get a sense of where the votes are coming from.
Obviously, many factors must be considered when determining a Flex developer's hourly rate. These may include:
  • Experience (i.e. less than 1yr, 1-2yrs, 2-4yrs, 4+yrs)
  • Skill level (i.e. junior, intermediate, advanced, expert)
  • Role (employee, contractor (or subcontractor), consultant)
  • Responsibilities (i.e. Flex dev only, Flex + Java dev, etc)
  • Developer's track record

Additional factors may include:
  • Market size (small, medium, large)
  • Market forces (supply and demand)
  • Geography
  • Client's budget
  • Project urgency
The list goes on and on, but it's still interesting to know what other Flex developers are charging. It gives us a basis for our own calculations. So go ahead, take the poll and share with the world. We're all dying to know. Comments encouraged.

Note: If you're an employee with a salary and benefits, someone once told me your hourly rate can be determined by (salary / annual hours) * 1.4. (annual hours typically equals 2000)



8 comments:

Jeremy Mitchell said...

At 100 votes, the visitor geography (top 10) looks like this: US (95 visits), Ukraine (48), Russia (35), United Kingdom (14), Germany (7), France (6), Italy (6), Canada (6), India (6) & Australia (5). For a total of 287 visits. This should give you a little context.

Fuad Kamal said...

The results so far look like the recruiters are voting based on what they want to pay, not the actual Flex Developers. I would be surprised if you found a single Flex developer in the U.S. willing to work for under $30/hour.

Jeremy Mitchell said...

@Fuad - This poll is not limited to Flex developers in the US. You're right. I would guess that most of the developers voting in the "less than $30" category live outside the US.

Jeremy Mitchell said...

At 200 votes, 525 visitors have viewed this blog entry. The visitor geography (top 10) looks like this: US (174 visits), Ukraine (92), Russia (86), United Kingdom (24), India (14), Belarus (13), Canada (9), Germany (8), Italy (7) & Belgium (7).

Sergio Iván said...

Can u post the visitors from Mexico?? and i think could be a nice test make a poll with Rates per Country...

I think many Flexers overstimate his job or has a big needs and maybe its a principal reason for take a very lows rate!! and dont take on consideration the inversion that u have to make like time, books, trains... etc

Nice post!!!

Jeremy Mitchell said...

@Sergio - 5 visitors from Mexico (not sure how many of them voted). Yes, I could use a more sophisticated poll indeed. One that takes into account multiple dimensions like experience, country, etc. The free polldaddy version doesn't quite tell the whole story, does it? Although, I do think it gives you an idea of what's possible / realistic.

Anonymous said...

It should also be noted how much someone charges isn't just related to their code-monkeying skills.

Jeremy Mitchell said...

At 400 votes, 1038 visitors have viewed this blog entry. The visitor geography (top 10) looks like this: US (380 visits), Ukraine (161), Russia (114), United Kingdom (50), Mexico (43), Canada (33), India (30), Belarus (21), Germany (12) & Belgium (12).