Offshore software development rates from India

by oneafrikan on March 22, 2005

I got these rates in an email recently, so they’re pretty recent:

Programming in ASP, .NET, PHP, Perl, VB etc. – $15 per hour OR $1500 per man month
Data Entry and related work – $3.5 per hour OR $500 per man month
CAD Services – $5 per hour OR $750 per man month
Proofreading, Copy Editing – $10 per hour OR $1000 per man month
Website Design and Development – $10 per hour OR $1000 per man month
Rebate Processing – $3.5 per hour OR $500 per man month
Desk Top Publishing – $5.0 per hour OR $750 per man month
Archiving Services – $3.5 per hour OR $500 per man month
Bookkeeping and Accounting – $10 per hour OR $1000 per man month

Who know’s what kind of skills you’re getting for that?, but it forces me to ask two questions:
1. How much are those people actually paid?
2. If price differentiation how they get work, then when does the price war start to kick in?, with other vendors offering lower and lower prices – where does it start to bottom out where the business models don’t make sense any more?

4 comments

These rates are totally wrong – at these rates you can never ever get good people anf these would not be the rates from the top 20 companies – forget looking at these- nothing would come out of such cheal labour

by chitoo on March 24, 2005 at 9:45 pm. Reply #

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by oneafrikan.com » Blog Archive » Offshoring/Outsourcing: What value do you present to your clients? on March 30, 2005 at 4:58 am. Reply #

I hear ya Chitoo – problem is most people don’t know that.

Frankly, I was surprised by those rates myself – But, I did get the email, and I did get 2 follow up calls, so I know that some people are pushing those rates.

I wonder if there is a way to find out what the rates are for the top 20 companies?

by oneafrikan on March 30, 2005 at 5:45 am. Reply #

Hi guys ,i think the indians are loosing it .
We africans should take over this market ,what do they have that we havent got !
actually we at innovationsopen.com are providing BPO services already .
“HELLO AFRICA TELL WHAT YOU DOING “

by Richard on March 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm. Reply #

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