If you are reading this article, we assume you’ve witnessed a similar situation firsthand. The reasons are rather simple:
To deal with this reality, let’s look at the reasons for the ever-growing need to hire React.js developers, which are also quite simple:
So why is it so hard to hire a React.js developer? Well, you can hire an inexperienced Junior rather easily or find a Middle specialist that might turn out to be a bad fit — but we doubt you would risk your project outcome in this way. What you need is an unemployed Senior, which is almost impossible to find. So what choices are left? We’re glad you asked.
Really, there are only two: working with reputable freelancers on various portals or choosing to outsource React.js development to a trustworthy outstaffing company. In this article, we will cover both approaches, provide a list of skills to look for, outline interview questions for a React.js candidate, and provide approximate salary expectations from various regions across the globe.
Please note that the salaries and hourly rates mentioned in this article don’t equal the cost of hiring offshore software developers through outsourcing companies. Read more about how offshore software development cost is formed in another article.
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Let’s discuss briefly the hard and soft skills required for a React.js developer.
Hard skills include:
Soft skills include:
These skill requirements can translate into a job description for a React.js developer. Here’s how.
Below is an approximate job description for a React.js developer. Feel free to adapt it to the needs and specifics of your particular organization. It is by far not exhaustive and instead serves as a backbone for you to build upon.
Who are we?
We are a software development company looking for a skilled Middle React.js developer to join our team and work on insert a brief project description here.
What is the project about?
Explain the future app’s core idea.
List the hard and soft skills required for this job, similar to the ones we mentioned earlier.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
– working with customers to transform product concepts into technical specifications
– delivering new apps and features according to schedule
– planning and implementing appropriate app design and architecture
– performing the full cycle of software delivery, from design to post-release support if needed
An English B1-B2 level is usually expected.
List all details about the work conditions you want to share. For example, this might include working hours, the possibility of remote work, the number of paid sick days, annual vacation days, etc.
The greatest challenge with technical interviews is the companies that need to know what to ask usually lack the in-house expertise required to evaluate if the answers are correct. When you have a React expert in-house already, he/she will know what to look for and what to ask. Otherwise, we recommend using this excellent 20-page-long listicle of React.js interview questions and answers for hard skills. Thus, the real question is whether or not you have access to the technical expertise needed to evaluate the candidate.
As for soft skills, there are multiple suggestions from various job portals and career consultancy agencies, such as this excellent example of soft skill interview questions from Indeed. You can expand on these ten questions to cover the situations your team faces frequently, making the questions unique to your organization.
We mentioned how hiring React.js developers on your local markets could cost a fortune. Superb experts are either snatched up by big brands like Facebook and Uber or can land a job there easily. However, to form your project budgets accurately, it’s important to know how much React.js specialists earn in countries across the globe.
We gained insight from open sources like Glassdoor, Monster, Indeed, PayScale, and LinkedIn, as well as from our in-house network. While these estimates may fluctuate slightly, they provide a general, global picture of React developers’ salaries. We list median values, so while the US-based Middle React developers receive around $120,000 annually, Juniors can expect only around $70,000, while Senior level React developers and architects can earn up to $200,000 annually.
|Country||Yearly salary (average)||Hourly rate (average)|
|the United States||$120,000||$57|
|the United Kingdom||$72,000||$36|
Why do these rates differ so much? The reason is quite simple and purely economical. The cost of living in Ukraine is much lower when compared to the EU or the U.S., and the taxation system for IT specialists is quite simplified. This enables top-level React.js developers to do well while charging modest hourly rates.
The Ukrainian job market isn’t full of unemployed React.js developers waiting to be hired. They work for software offshoring companies, which provide them with a stable source of income and a continuous influx of projects to choose from. Thus, hiring a React.js developer in Ukraine means selecting a reliable IT outstaffing company to work with — or working with a freelancer. Let’s take a closer look at these two approaches.
There are multiple freelance portals like TopTal, Upwork, Freelancer, YouTeam, etc. Each provides access to a selection of skilled specialists and displays their details. For example:
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Therefore, you can filter through the pool of candidates easily and select the talent that matches your expectations most.
The potential downsides, however, can be significant.
This is why many startups choose to tap into the global talent pool and outsource React.js development to reputable software houses.
Working for a software house is a win-win choice for aspiring React.js developers. By choosing this path, talents receive a continuous flow of tasks and opportunities to learn, increasing their expertise and allowing them to grow in seniority. Meanwhile, customers get instant access to a pool of experienced specialists who can deliver high-quality code within the expected time and budget.
How, then, can you find a reliable software house? You can look for accolades, badges from platforms like G2 Crowd and Clutch, reviews from satisfied customers, and more. Be sure to read the case studies they provide to see if their project descriptions relate to your next idea. But most importantly, have several technical calls with the company. By discussing your project and hearing how they can help, you will understand if they are confident in their work and can prove their expertise.
Relevant Software is a well-known software house that specializes in providing full-cycle software engineering services for startups and enterprises. We field experienced dedicated teams that deliver high-quality code to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. When it comes to project onboarding, this is an approximation of the process we use:
We perform a project analysis by communicating with your stakeholders to craft a project description, team size assessment, list of deliverables, and a project roadmap. This helps us create a list of requirements to assemble the right team for your project.
We shortlist the best candidates for every position. Our HR and technical specialists complete screenings, hard/soft skill checks, and select the best-fit candidates for a final interview with you. This way, we perform all the routine recruitment steps while you keep the final say.
Usually, we can provide you with developers in a week. However, if there are no necessary specialists available, we offer recruitment services and a five-steps talent selection process. The services are already included in the cost.
We have established effective processes for integrating our dedicated teams with your in-house talents, workflows, and toolsets. You can meet your new team members in person by taking them for a couple of weeks to your location or by visiting our offices to sort out any questions about workflow details you might have.
You select the project management model that suits you best (your PM works remotely with our team, our PM reports to you directly, etc.) and receive full control over your new team.
What about the case studies and previous customer reviews we mentioned earlier? Let’s share a little about those.
As you can see, hiring a React.js developer is a complicated and risky process — yet it’s possible. You can find a real gem locally or look for a suitable, affordable remote employee across the globe. Working with freelancers requires you to rely on the reputation of corresponding platforms and handle project management overhead yourself. Or you can outsource React.js development to a trustworthy technology partner while you concentrate on business growth. And, of course, hiring a dedicated team in Ukraine will help reduce costs and provide you with access to skilled and reliable specialists.
Relevant Software has React.js expertise ready at your disposal. Contact us today and have React.js developers working on your project in a week.