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Rate For Indian Programmer?

 
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I am just curious...how much does a typical programmer cost a client per hour in India. In other words...how much can Big Time Consulting charge their client, Ford, for a programmer per hour who is working from India?

A guy I work with was just telling me that they could charge $80-120/hour for a java programmer with 3-5 years of experience. Does that sound right?
 
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for a programmer per hour who is working from India?




In the company I'm working for now, we outsourced one of the Java/J2EE project to the IBM Consulting group.

Managers and Tech Lead for the project were in the U.S., and their hourly rates were $150 - $200.

Most of the programmers for the project were working from India office, and we paid them $10 - $15 per hour.


they could charge $80-120/hour for a java programmer with 3-5 years of experience



Paying $120/hour for Indian workers is outrageous.
 
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I kind of thought $80-120/hour was high also...although I think $10-15 has to be too low. Anyone have any definite experience billing these guys out?
 
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I think $10-15 has to be too low.




We paid directly to the IBM Consulting - their rate is meant to be one of the highest.

We never paid more than $15 for Tier 1 Indian programmer (IN-1), although some of the Tier 2 (IN-2) programmers got $25 per hour.
 
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Scott :

I was working in India for more than 4 years I was getting 30,000 Rupees ( 1 US dollar = 45 Indian Rupees) per month for my 4+ yrs of java experince and please do consider the fact that i was having SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD and OCP certification. Infact i was happy with what i was getting there (beleive me or not )

Now a small twist in the story, I came to US 4 months back and now I am getting around 5000 USD per month.. So if i compare my salary, while i was in india my employer was paying me 4+ USD per hour and in US im getting more than 30 USD per hour.

A guy I work with was just telling me that they could charge $80-120/hour for a java programmer with 3-5 years of experience. Does that sound right?



That depends ! The company i was working in india had a long term contract with a fortune 50 US company and i think the billing rate was less compared to other small project with big US clients.

I am not much aware of US market for IT professionals. I can give u a full picture after some time !!

Thanks,
Rajeev.
 
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