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Looking for staff augmentation companies that can fill your project-specific talent needs according to technical skills, proximity, and culture fit? Based on case studies, team expertise, and client feedback, our listing is a reliable source for hiring the best staff augmentation services. Check our directory and narrow your search using budget, average hourly rate, location, and team size filters. 

We carefully evaluated over 680 staff augmentation companies, assessing their services, niche, talent pool, and industry standing. Explore our selection process and how we shortlisted the best staff augmentation service providers in the industry, offering the top 1% of professionals across different IT segments to bring your projects to completion and success.

The Number 1 Staff Augmentation Company as Selected by DesignRush is...

1. BairesDev

BairesDev staff-augmentation
[Source: BairesDev]
  • Best for: Overall
  • Average hourly rate: $50
  • Minimum budget: $50,000 & up
  • Founded: 2009
  • Size: 1000 & up
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Notable clients: Azlo, AP, Abra, Consumer Affairs, Instructure

Trusted by more than 500 companies, BairesDev is an award-winning industry leader in providing scalable staff augmentation services. Its top 1% talent pool gives clients access to over 4,000 timezone-aligned software engineers with experience in more than 100 technologies. BairesDev’s unique approach to augmenting talent is rooted in its well-oiled proprietary matching algorithm, Team Recommendation Engine, enabling it to achieve a client satisfaction rate of 96%.

Azlo, a digital application seeking to revolutionize banking for small business owners and freelancers, needed to fill in six development teams to execute their vision. They called upon BairesDev to help with front-end and back-end development, security, developing and maintaining continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD), and strategic DevOps insights.

BairesDev used its AI-powered algorithm to identify experienced software engineers best suited for the project based on their development skills, background in FinTech security protocols, and design thinking abilities. The collaboration resulted in a secure and automated digital banking app. BairesDev’s design thinking principles ensured an intuitive user experience and user interface (UX/UI) and intuitive features to make app adaptation easier for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Azlo’s app users doubled with the help of the augmented staff’s expertise.

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2. pwrteams

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  • Best for: Dedicated team augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $35
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2008
  • Size: 250 - 499
  • Location: Koerich, Luxembourg
  • Notable clients: Agidens, Find.me, ETwater, Televic, iQx

With more than a decade of expertise, pwrteams stands out as a provider of top-level nearshore IT and engineering talents. It has built over 200 dedicated teams, with 95% of its experts having over three years of experience. Whether short-term or long-term, pwrteams can tailor fit its staff augmentation service depending on the client’s industry, priority focus, project duration, and budget, with complete management control and no volume requirement. Moreover, it provides necessary training, support, and infrastructure for all augmented teams, ensuring team stability and engagement.

Agidens, a consultation and engineering solutions company, needed more professionals with strong technical profiles, so they connected with pwrteams to build a nearshore team that will enable them to take on as many projects as possible. With a thorough preselection process centering on talents’ expertise, soft skills, and ability to embody the client’s core values, pwrteams assembled a dedicated team of electrical designers, PLC/SCADA engineers, and electrical and instrumentation engineers in a cozy office with ample resources and infrastructure.

The partnership began in 2017 and is ongoing, and it has yielded high investment returns for Agidens, with the added knowledge of recruiting convenience in Poland compared to Belgium. The assembled team is very easy to work with and puts in all their effort without the need for micromanagement, creating an overall positive experience for the client.

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3. DOIT Software

DOIT Software staff-aumentation
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  • Best for: Remote team augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $35
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2014
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Notable clients: Zebra Technologies, VIGO Industries, Ride on Time Tech, HCS, Yrgent

DOIT Software is a staff augmentation company with a pool of top 5% talents carefully evaluated based on their technical knowledge, cultural fit, and communication skills. DOIT Software prides itself on providing clients with relevant experts within 2-4 weeks with zero recruitment costs and free talent replacement. Clients are also free to interview and choose their preferred talent from shortlisted candidates.

A US-based healthcare company asked DOIT Software for help hiring a senior automation quality analyst and a team of senior developers specializing in patient engagement and adherence solutions. The challenge was to revamp the project from a monolithic architecture to microservices, requiring talents with experience addressing similar healthcare-specific needs.

As demonstrated by the long-term partnership, DOIT delivered, maintaining its ongoing satisfaction rate of more than 90% from its clients.

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4. BEON.tech

DOIT Software staff-augmentation
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  • Best for: Latin America (LATAM) talent augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $53
  • Minimum budget: $25,000 - $50,000
  • Founded: 2018
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Notable clients: AutoFi, Simple Practice, EviSort, Kin, Acoustic

An award-winning staff augmentation company, BEON.tech thrives on its meticulous selection process of engineering professionals across Latin America (LATAM). Its pool of vetted professionals can be easily accessed through its talent listing, which provides a complete overview of work background, technical and soft skills scores, front-end and back-end knowledge, and tech stack expertise. BEON also offers personalized recommendations through matching specialists who suggest custom-fit candidates with a proven submit-to-hire ratio of 3:1.

AutoFi, a robust eCommerce solutions company catering to the automobile industry, partnered with BEON.tech to recruit elite talents to upgrade its platform. All candidates must undergo the client’s extensive recruitment process, including an offline take-home evaluation. BEON.tech improved hiring efficiency by converting this test into a 90-minute call that assessed the talent’s skills through a coding challenge.

With its Talent Experience Management (TEM) Framework focusing on the talent’s performance, experience, and growth, BEON.tech’s augmented staff remains engaged, leading to a 3X boost in AutoFi’s time-to-hire.

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5. Greelow

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  • Best for: Skill-based augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $25
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2017
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Notable clients: GEG LifeVantage, Contabilium, Pocketpoint, Ebuilder, Team National

Greelow is a nearshore development company with extensive experience in IT outsourcing and staff augmentation services. It offers access to top-tier talents in Argentina and South America with an unbeatable price-to-quality ratio. Greelow’s commitment to delivering highly skilled teams with English proficiency aligned with the client’s time zone is built on its mission of building long-term partnerships.

Gig Economy Group (GEG) has a vision of connecting digital marketing specialists and sales executives to potential buyers through an app. LifeVantage, a nutrigenomic product company, embraced the idea, leading to the development of the GEG LifeVantage mobile app for iOS and Android. Greelow assembled a dedicated team to work on the project, augmenting GEG with six experienced developers with unique skill sets in mobile app development (Xamarin, NetCore, and quality assurance (QA)).

With the expertise of Greelow’s provided talents, the GEG LifeVantage app was launched successfully, garnering significant adoption from target audiences. Greelow also extended the team’s services through continuous app maintenance and continuous, enriching its relationship with the client.

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6. ValueCoders

ValueCoders staff-augmentation
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  • Best for: Offshore staff augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $25
  • Minimum budget: Under $1,000
  • Founded: 2004
  • Size: 500 - 999
  • Location: Gurgaon, India
  • Notable clients: Dubai Police, RiskLogic, Capgemini, Candor, Eatigo

ValueCoders is a reputable IT company based in India with a pool of over 650 professionals. It builds teams from scratch based on skill set, extends staffing for project transitions, and augments IT resources to enhance the efficiency of the client’s development team. It specializes in technologies like Blockchain, AR/VR, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, serverless development, OTT development, and more.

A sports accessories company reached out to ValueCoders for a dedicated team of software developers to create an online eCommerce store, integrate the front end with a SYSPRO ERP process management system in the back end, and perform other tasks to elevate user experience.

ValueCoders’ augmented team developed a multi-modular eCommerce website with a feature-packed marketplace for user engagement. The collaboration garnered significant returns, demonstrating ValueCoders’ expertise in extending top-quality teams for its clientele.

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7. Newxel

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[Source: Newxel]
  • Best for: Rare tech experts
  • Average hourly rate: $45
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2016
  • Size: 500 - 999
  • Location: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Notable clients: Feedvisor, Anodot, Nexar, Bob, Firebolt

Operating in more than ten countries, Newxel is a global staff augmentation company that builds sustainable partnerships with its clients. Its expertise extends from staff augmenting services to mounting research and development (R&D) centers, creating distributed development teams, and assembling dedicated teams that embody the company culture of its clients.

Feedvisor, an AI platform for marketing and advertising, partnered with Newxel to source highly skilled data engineers proficient in Scala to work on best-in-class advertising campaign optimization, patented pricing technology, brand and content management, and data-backed intelligence.

Newxel’s people management team developed a strategy of letting clients choose a project lead who will be in charge of hiring the rest of the augmented team. During the partnership, Newxel provided the following services to augment Feedvisor’s team:

  • Team hiring and contracting
  • Onboarding and adaptation period support
  • People management
  • Workplace maintenance and management
  • IT support and maintenance
  • Legal and financial services
  • Benefits and facilities services
  • Retention
  • It assembled highly engaged teams with minimal turnover, leading to mutual success.

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8. CXR

CXR staff-augmentation
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  • Best for: Support team augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: $100
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2009
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: Bauer Media Group, ShearShare, VDI, +Subscribe, HBO Max

CXR is a multi-disciplinary creative agency with a team focusing on talent augmentation services. From team extensions and dedicated teams to elastic engineering, its talent pool is equipped with top-notch skills across different tech stacks like iOS, Android, PHP, React, Node.JS, Unity, React Native, Java, Ruby, Angular, .NET, C#, Go, Python, Flutter, and Vue.JS. CXR also has accessible experts in developing back-end, front-end, and full-stack websites, mobile apps, business analysis, 3D design, project management, and development operations.

Bauer Media Group is an editorial publisher that needed a dedicated team to update, manage, and maintain its three websites, keep up with the latest UI/UX trends, and ensure their advertisements did not interfere with one another. CXR assembled a dedicated team to improve the interface and usability of the app, integrate industry best practices, and maximize ad revenue.

CXR’s team completed the editorial site maintenance with zero downtime, leading to a year-on-year growth of 123% and boosting Bauer’s organic traffic growth by 112%.

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9. ProCoders

ProCoders staff-augmentation
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  • Best for: Industry-specific tech experts
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2015
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Notable clients: Avanto Care, Ushahidi, Frontegg, VSimple, Dryft

ProCoders is a web and software development company offering efficient, flexible, and cost-effective staff augmentation services. It has provided more than 150 engineers to clients globally, all professionals with diverse tech expertise, relevant educational backgrounds, and independent problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Avanto Care, a Swedish eHealth platform, collaborated with ProCoders to recruit two full-stack developers and one UX/UI designer with top-tier back-end and front-end engineering skills, high perceptiveness, and effective communication skills. The assembled team integrated IoT capabilities, a health tracker, and data visualization for risk management features to improve predictive elderly care.

Augmenting offshore staff to improve the platform saved Avanto Care 3-6 months of hiring time. The team launched an excellent and production-grade software as a service (SaaS) platform, helping Avanto Care reach a broader audience.

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10. Nearsure

Nearsure staff-augmentation
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  • Best for: Hybrid staff augmentation
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2018
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Notable clients: StayWell, MindGrub, Pixorize, Chexout, Health Catalyst

With a talent pool of over 70,000 vetted developers, Nearsure is a multifaceted agency with a strong focus on staff and team augmentation. Its hybrid talent augmentation model combines remote and in-office interactions, powered by more than ten hubs in Latin America.

Following its acquisition by WebMD, StayWell, a leading health solutions provider, needed to scale up its team with highly experienced candidates to build new features and cater to platform updates. Nearsure integrated 12 dedicated developers into three main teams: lifestyle risk management, clinical, and QA. These augmented staff were distributed across South America to work on the project and were seamlessly integrated into the existing teams, adjusting to StayWell’s work culture with ease.

Nearsure scaled the development teams with ease and speed, ensuring the new developers matched the requirements from a technical and holistic point of view. As a result, StayWell increased its employee retention rate, optimized expenses and productivity, reduced the time and investment needed to develop new features, and increased customer satisfaction.

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How We Picked the Best Staff Augmentation Services

In selecting the top staff augmentation services, we assessed client feedback, case studies, type of augmentation expertise, ratings, and industry leadership.

Our agency experts created a scoring system to gauge their overall performance, focusing on these key aspects:

  • Client reviews: Feedback that emphasizes work quality, reliability, and client satisfaction
  • Portfolio: Concrete examples of past work that has delivered tangible results for clients
  • Awards and media coverage: Recognition in the staff augmentation industry
  • Team profiles: Team members’ qualifications and expertise
  • Key services: Core strengths and service offerings
  • Staff augmentation expertise: The ability to assemble the best possible team to meet the clients’ needs

Check the DesignRush Agency Ranking Methodology for more information on how we meticulously select the staff augmentation companies above.

Best Staff Augmentation Companies

Companies
Rankings updated: June 15, 2024
  • Diffco

    Your trusted partner for software development and team augmentation
    Diffco is a global software development and team augmentation company based in Silicon Valley. With over 15 years of experience delivering robust software solutions in mobile, web, and AI development  [... view the full profile of Diffco]
    Sunnyvale, California
    Under 49 $85/hr $50,000 & Up
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  • SENLA

    Software Engineering Laboratory
    SENLA is a fast-growing custom software development company with a proven track record and 5 EU locations. Our team of 600+ certified technical specialists and managers has an impressive expertise in  [... view the full profile of SENLA]
    Warsaw, Poland
    500 - 999 $35/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Sigli

    Data Science with Purpose, Innovation with Impact.
    Sigli is a forward-thinking software development firm specializing in Digital Product Development and Transformation. Certified under ISO/IEC 27001, we ensure top-tier information security. "Data  [... view the full profile of Sigli]
    Antwerp, Belgium
    100 - 249 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Admios

    Nearshore Software Development Services
    Need devs but in a hiring freeze? Continue to build and increase productivity with our nearshore software development resources. We provides highly skilled, team-based resources to companies that need  [... view the full profile of Admios]
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 $55/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Elevate success with us!
    At Dev Station, we think that our biggest asset is our exceptional team of specialists that are enthusiastic about technology and committed to your success. We empower your organization with  [... view the full profile of Dev Station Technology]
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    50 - 99 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • We help you in building Digital Solutions.
    FlyWheel Infotech is recognized as a leading force driving innovation and efficiency in the digital technology solutions sector. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we deliver cutting-edge  [... view the full profile of Flywheel Infotech]
    Chennai, India
    Under 49 Inquire Under $1,000
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  • DevsData Tech Talent

    Premium Software Development & Tech Recruitment Services
    IT managed services, offshore team in Poland , Romania , and LATAM , highly-technological clients with ultra high satisfaction  [... view the full profile of DevsData Tech Talent]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $55/hr Inquire
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  • Codup

    Web, App & Custom Software Development for SMBs, Retailers and eCommerce Brands
    We're a Web and Software Development Company with 100+ team members who all work together to make your project a success. With 10 years of expertise and 1500+ projects under our belt, we've efficient  [... view the full profile of Codup]
    Houston, Texas
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Simpalm

    Promising customized mobile and web app solutions
    Discover excellence with Simpalm's digital solutions. We are more than an app development company; we are your partner in crafting exceptional mobile and web experiences.  [... view the full profile of Simpalm]
    Rockville, Maryland
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
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  • BEON.tech

    Unlocking Innovation With Top Talent
    #1 in Staff Augmentation, #1 Great Place to Work for Millenials. We help U.S. companies succeed with record-low attrition, a retention mindset & culturally-vetted developers. Node, React, Ruby  [... view the full profile of BEON.tech]
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    100 - 249 $53/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Emerline

    Custom software development that makes a difference.
    Emerline provides full-cycle software engineering services for companies worldwide and operates as a Strategic Technology Partner for a number of established companies and startups based in the USA  [... view the full profile of Emerline]
    Miami, Florida
    500 - 999 Inquire Inquire
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  • HatchWorks

    We build AI-native solutions and use AI to build software better, faster, smarter.
    We build AI-native solutions and use AI to build software better, faster, smarter.  [... view the full profile of HatchWorks]
    Atlanta, Georgia
    100 - 249 $50/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • CXR

    Next Generation, Tech Solutions
    CXR.Agency is an award-winning full-cycle software development and IT Consulting company building full-stack Web, Mobile, Blockchain, XR and AI applications as well as providing Staff Augmentation and  [... view the full profile of CXR]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $100/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Snotor

    Delivering results. Efficiently and effectively
    Snotor creates Web and Mobile software that helps you enhance the value of your business, reach your strategic goals, and win the market. With 15 years of experience and 400+ projects delivered we  [... view the full profile of Snotor]
    Riga, Latvia
    50 - 99 $40/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Fullestop

    Delivering On Promises
    We have been around for the last 23 years offering AI-driven solutions, Custom Mobile App Development, Tailored Software Solutions, and Enterprise Web Solutions catering to clients' needs. We Care for  [... view the full profile of Fullestop]
    Jaipur, India
    100 - 249 $25/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • BairesDev

    Software Outsourcing & Development | 500+ Active Clients
    Founded in 2009 by Nacho de Marco and Paul Azorín, BairesDev provides top 1% tech talent to a range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.  [... view the full profile of BairesDev]
    San Francisco, California
    1000 & Up $50/hr $50,000 & Up
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  • Where Innovation Meets App-solute Success
    Konstant Infosolutions is a leading digital innovation and mobile app development company, offering top-notch solutions across diverse industries. With expertise in healthcare, on-demand services  [... view the full profile of KONSTANT INFOSOLUTIONS]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $25/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Rootstack

    Unlocking Possibilities Through Technology
    At Rootstack, we strive for excellence every step of the way. We provide high-quality technology and software outsourcing services and create outstanding digital experiences for companies in Latin  [... view the full profile of Rootstack]
    Austin, Texas
    100 - 249 $60/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Newwave Solutions

    Top 10 software & blockchain development company in Vietnam
    Newwave Solutions is a top-notch IT outsourcing company with over 12+ years of experience and 300+ dedicated employees.  [... view the full profile of Newwave Solutions]
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    500 - 999 $25/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • DigitalSuits

    E-commerce Experts | Web Development, Shopify/ Shopify Plus
    DigitalSuits is a software development company with a focus on e-commerce and SaaS development.  [... view the full profile of DigitalSuits]
    Miami, Florida
    50 - 99 $45/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Lionwood.software

    Find perfect solution
    Lionwood.software was founded back in 2017 to unite talented people who are eager to invest their best efforts in their personal and professional growth. Being a hard-liner on website development and  [... view the full profile of Lionwood.software]
    Lviv, Ukraine
    50 - 99 $40/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Brocoders

    Taking your tech game up a notch
    Choose Brocoders for your React Native development needs. With a 96% client satisfaction rate, the topnotch software development company specializes in creating advanced mobile solutions using React  [... view the full profile of Brocoders]
    Tallinn, Estonia
    50 - 99 $40/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Gecko Dynamics

    Since 2002 in the software development business. Companies from 27 industries choose us.
    With over 20 years of industry experience, Gecko Dynamics is a trusted partner for startups and enterprises. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions using Java, Angular, Flutter, and AWS. From ideation  [... view the full profile of Gecko Dynamics]
    Krakow, Poland
    50 - 99 $50/hr Inquire
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  • Zco Corporation

    Strategize. Develop. Deliver.
    Your business faces unique challenges. Let's work together to create a custom mobile app or web solution to meet those challenges head-on.  [... view the full profile of Zco Corporation]
    Nashua, New Hampshire
    250 - 499 $35/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • RisingMax

    Redefining real estate tech!
    RisingMax Inc., a prominent IT consulting company based in NYC, collaborates with startups and Fortune 500 companies, offering advanced IT solutions, chatbot solution, and smart strategies to  [... view the full profile of RisingMax]
    New York City, New York
    50 - 99 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Lomray Software

    We treat the creation of your product like ours
    Let's start building your game changing e application tomorrow! Working with us, you get a fast start, high development speed, and a top-quality product.  [... view the full profile of Lomray Software]
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    Under 49 $45/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Origami Studios

    FUELING DIGITAL PRODUCTS WITH INNOVATION
    Origami Studios gets its fame for developing high-performance, feature-packed mobile applications and custom softwares that deliver 5-star rating and ultimate user experience. We create applications  [... view the full profile of Origami Studios]
    Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
    Under 49 $49/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Altamira

    Holistic care for your digital solutions
    Holistic care for your digital solutions  [... view the full profile of Altamira]
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    100 - 249 $50/hr $50,000 & Up
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  • ScrumLaunch

    We build innovative products for startups and larger brands
    There are a lot of choices when it comes building a software product. The reason people choose ScrumLaunch is because of our high touch approach, high quality work and most importantly, because we  [... view the full profile of ScrumLaunch]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $100/hr Under $1,000
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  • Smart Soft Team

    SST is an IT company that delivers software solutions for the digital transformation of business.
    Custom Software DevelopmentWeb DevelopmentMobile App DevelopmentE-Commerce Development  [... view the full profile of Smart Soft Team]
    Tallinn, Estonia
    100 - 249 $30/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Miquido

    Creating magic with media!
    Miquido is a full-service software development company specializing in creating exceptional digital products. They offer a comprehensive range of services, including ideation and strategy, product  [... view the full profile of Miquido]
    Krakow, Poland
    250 - 499 $65/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Altoros Labs

    Trusted IT partner for Global 2000 firms from 2001 | Dedicated teams | Industry-specific solutions
    Altoros is a 400+ person strong IT consulting and development group. For over 20 years, we've been assisting Global 2000 organizations in getting software products to market faster and reducing the  [... view the full profile of Altoros Labs]
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    250 - 499 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Yalantis

    Trusted software engineering and IT consulting company
    We deliver cutting-edge, scalable, and fully functional software products and ecosystems that help clients achieve their specific objectives.  [... view the full profile of Yalantis]
    Warsaw, Poland
    500 - 999 $45/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • datarockets

    Software & mobile development. Trusted by Y-combinator Series-E startups & top enterprise founders
    datarockets is a development company consisting of 40 in-house developers working remotely from Canada and eastern Europe. Founded in 2014, they develop custom software and applications for startups  [... view the full profile of Datarockets]
    Toronto, Canada
    Under 49 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Coderland

    Software Talent.
    Coderland is an IT consulting company specializing in Staff Augmentation and Software Development, offering expertise in finding optimal solutions and IT talent for your business needs. Allow us to  [... view the full profile of Coderland]
    Panama City, Panama
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Zazz

    The app creation specialists you need!
    Zazz is a leading American mobile app development company with a team of 275+ software engineers and designers dedicated to building and maintaining mobile and web applications and government apps.  [... view the full profile of Zazz]
    Seattle, Washington
    250 - 499 $45/hr Inquire
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  • Saigon Technology

    Accelerate Software Development and Building Offshore Development Centers
    Saigon Technology specializes in custom web and app design & development for growing startups and enterprises with offices in the USA, Australia and 3 development centers in Vietnam. ISO-standards  [... view the full profile of Saigon Technology]
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    500 - 999 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Scopic

    Your Cross-continental, Digital Innovation Partner
    With over 15 years of experience as a software product development company, we plan, build and promote new applications so you don't have to.Scopic excels in desktop, web, and mobile app  [... view the full profile of Scopic]
    Marlborough, Massachusetts
    250 - 499 $40/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • TekRevol

    Your Vision. Our Expertise. Shaping the Future!
    TekRevol is a global leader in digital innovation, dedicated to creating advanced products ranging from mobile apps to AI-enhanced software solutions. Our goal is to help businesses outperform their  [... view the full profile of TekRevol]
    Houston, Texas
    250 - 499 $35/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Kuchoriya TechSoft

    We want to build your app & web idea at just 700 USD
    Kuchoriya Techsoft is a distinguished software development company, celebrated for its client-focused approach that prioritizes customized and innovative solutions. Their agile methodology ensures  [... view the full profile of Kuchoriya TechSoft]
    New York City, New York
    50 - 99 $35/hr Under $1,000
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  • Fulminous Software

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Staff Augmentation Service Hiring Guide

What are staff augmentation services? 

Staff augmentation services are a way for companies to temporarily add extra employees to their teams. Instead of hiring new full-time employees, onboarding, and training them, a company can use these services to “borrow” professionals with specific skills for a needed period.  

Staff augmentation is beneficial when a company needs more employees to complete a project, fill in for someone who is unavailable for the moment, or bring in special expertise in-house team lacks.  

Depending on your unique requirements, types of staff augmentation services include: 

  1. Skill-based: Hiring staff that can bridge the skill gap in your team. For example, if you need a web developer with C++ proficiency, you can reach IT staff augmentation firms to find the expertise that aligns with your needs.  
  2. Time-based: This model applies to deliverables on a project-by-project basis. It lets you control costs while utilizing the specific skill the talent can offer.  
  3. Offshoring: Sourcing talents from a different country with a lower cost of labor. This is a cost-effective hiring model and works best for output-based projects. 
  4. Nearshoring: Hiring talents from neighboring countries. A key benefit of nearshoring is the shared time zone, which enables smoother communication, reduces delays and simplifies real-time collaboration between in-house teams and augmented staff. 
  5. Onshoring: Staff augmentation services within the same country. This model is the most suitable for projects with in-office arrangements since you can closely collaborate with the staff and monitor their progress. 
  6. Dedicated team augmentation: Hiring an external team to complement your in-house capabilities, especially in areas where your current team lacks expertise or capacity.  
  7. Hybrid: Staff augmentation companies can combine different augmentation models to meet your needs. It is suitable for projects with complex requirements that might need more than one talent or team. 

What companies offer staff augmentation services?

The companies that offer staff augmentation services typically include IT and cybersecurity firms, software and mobile app development companies, and dedicated staff augmentation companies. 

They offer the following expertise: 

  • IT companies can provide experts who can handle your project from concept to completion. These talents can be augmented with your in-house tech teams to do custom framework development, QA and testing, and AI and data science, among others, to scale your lineup based on demand. 
  • Software development companies offer front-end and back-end staff augmentation services. You can hire them based on their programming language expertise or their industry specialization such as eCommerce, FinTech, LegalTech, or Healthcare, among others.  
  • Mobile development companies augment mobile development staff depending on the operating system or the frameworks you need. Their expertise often includes iOS, Android, Flutter, Ionic, and Xamarin development. 
  • UI/UX design companies provide UI/UX designers, researchers, and strategists, as well as innovation and foresight strategists. They have extensive knowledge in understanding consumer behavior and market strategies, necessary for driving website success. 
  • Cybersecurity companies offer highly vetted staff for compliance audits, IT risk assessments, vulnerability website management, and more. 76% of employers reported difficulty in securing skilled talent for their IT and technology needs. In the USA, 78% of this talent gap is becoming prominent in the IT industry. 

According to a recent survey, executives revealed that 76% of their IT functions and 52% of their business functions were outsourced from third-party models. In the coming years, this data is expected to increase further as businesses hire staff augmentation companies, not only for their cost-effectiveness but also for the leverage they add through specialized skill sets. 

Why should I hire a staff augmentation company?

You should hire a staff augmentation company because it can help you cut down on your overall costs while adding to your team’s capabilities, increasing the project’s efficiency and profitability.  

A staff augmentation company can benefit your business in different ways such as: 

  • Saving time for higher profitability: By augmenting new staff, you speed up projects to completion with a shorter turnaround time. The faster you launch a product, the more profit it generates. 
  • Accessing global talent: Hiring a staff augmentation company allows you to choose talents from the global pool. This also grants you access to their industry knowledge and best practices that can add value to your project.  
  • Reducing recruitment costs: From onboarding to training and retaining employees, hiring new people can get expensive. You can expect to spend $7,500 to $28,000 in hard costs, and an additional 60% of soft costs for loss of productivity, in hiring a full-time employee. Exploring other hiring options like staff augmentation can alleviate these risks since you only pay for the services you require. 
  • Scaling efficiently: Staff augmentation allows you to easily adjust the size and strategy of the project. It gives you the flexibility to hire or lessen the people involved, saving you time and resources. 

Hiring a staff augmentation company can change how you do business, as illustrated by the case of ShearShare, an application that connects users, stylists, and barbershop owners in a single platform. They partnered with CXR, a software development company that also provides staff augmentation services, to revamp their mobile application by adding new features and payment options. 

Within four months their collaboration resulted in: 

  • Increased downloads by 70% month over month (MoM) after the first full launch 
  • Increase in download to registration rate by 60% - 80% 
  • Positive feedback from customers about the premium feel of the UI/UX 

What is the difference between staff augmentation and managed services?

The difference between staff augmentation and managed services is the level of responsibility and control over the workforce.  

Staff augmentation involves hiring professionals to extend or fill skill gaps in your in-house team for a project. You have complete control over the workforce and the tasks they complete. Managed services, on the other hand, involve outsourcing the entire project to another company, which takes full responsibility for managing and executing the project. 

Staff augmentation services: 

  • Allow you to temporarily hire the staff that matches the needs of your project, without a long-term commitment 
  • Provide you full control in managing and integrating the augmented talent into your team and processes 

Managed services

  • Completely control the project 
  • Allow internal teams to focus on core business operations while they handle all project requirements 

Hiring a staff augmentation company is beneficial if you’re working on a project that requires a specific skill for a limited time. If you need ongoing maintenance service for your website or app, managed services may be a better choice.  

What is the difference between staff augmentation, consulting, and professional services?

The difference between staff augmentation, consulting, and professional services lies in the scope of services, control over the project, commitment, and cost-effectiveness. 

Take a look at this table to get an overview of what sets them apart: 

 Staff augmentation Consulting Professional services
Scope of service Hiring temporary staff and integrating them into your workflow and processes The practice of taking expert advice to improve business operations or specific projectsDeliver personalized end-to-end solutions
Control Direct control by the client, with staff integrating into existing processes Provides guidance, but implementation depends on the client Handle the project from planning to execution, while client involvement includes regular check-ins to discuss milestones
Cost Cost-effective based on the project scope and expertise required Depends on expertise and project scopeHandle the project from planning to execution, while client involvement includes regular check-ins to discuss milestones
Commitment Flexible or project-basedEngagement duration depends on the scope of the projectLong-term

How much do staff augmentation firms charge for their services? 

Staff augmentation firms typically charge between $25 and $300 per hour for their services. The final cost of their services depends on the number of positions to fill, talent expertise, and the duration of employment. 

Pricing models staff augmentation companies use usually include: 

  1. Fixed price: Agreed-upon price for the entire project. Ideal for projects with well-defined scopes and timelines.  
  2. Hourly rate: Workforce is paid based on the hours they work. This model is ideal for long-term projects that have clearly defined milestones.  
  3. Retainer fee: Clients pay the agreed-upon monthly or annual fee, while the staffing agency supplies them with a pool of talent that matches their business needs. 

On DesignRush, the top 50 staff augmentation companies charge an average of $42/hour. Roughly 5% of the staff augmentation services on DesignRush accept projects with a minimum budget of less than $1,000, while 7% require a $50,000+ minimum budget. 

How do I choose the best staff augmentation services for my business?

To choose the best staff augmentation services for your business, follow the steps suggested below: 

  1. Define your project goals: What specific skill set do you need for this project? Before hiring, define the role of the augmented staff and weigh whether it aligns with your business goals.  
  2. Set a budget. Staff augmentation services can be costly if not managed effectively. Unlike traditional hiring, where costs are stable, augmenting staff can incur variable expenses. Choose staffing companies that can balance cost-effectiveness and the quality of work.  
  3. Research your options: Look into industry leaders providing staff augmentation services to find the company that fits your needs.  
  4. Check for relevant experience: Request portfolios from the staff augmentation companies to grasp the range and the quality of their work. Focus on the projects within the industry or expertise you are looking for. Run a background check and read client reviews to verify website testimonials and success authenticity.  
  5. Evaluate their soft skills: Gauge their soft skills since staff augmenting requires a highly adaptive and collaborative team of individuals to learn and thrive in your company culture.  
  6. Assess the team qualifications: Ensure that each augmented team member has the expertise your project requires. For example, if you need rebranding for a clothing eCommerce website, your team must have a UI and UX designer, web developers, and copywriters.  
  7. Consider location: Does your project need a cultural context of the country’s market? If so, you might need to find staff augmentation services that are nearshore or onshore. But if you’re looking for an expert in a specific skill like AngularJS, you can hire offshore. 
  8. Ask about data security and privacy: Inquire about the data handling and security practices to protect sensitive information. Request information on compliance with data privacy regulations like GDPR or HIPAA.  
  9. Discuss project management: Talk about the workflow with your internal team before onboarding the talent. In staff augmentation, you retain the management of the team and utilize the same methodologies with the temporary staff. Assign a project manager who can brief them about company culture and project goals. 
  10. Get a clear pricing structure: Obtain a detailed breakdown of the project costs, including development, licensing, and ongoing maintenance fees. Ensure there are no hidden costs.  
  11. Shortlist the candidates and send a request for proposal (RFP): Sending RFPs gives you a wider understanding of a candidate’s expertise and lets you evaluate talent objectively and accurately. 
  12. Make the final decision based on your evaluation: Select the right staff augmentation services provider and onboard them. Introduce them to the team they will be working with and give them the resources to familiarize themselves with the project. 
  13. Seek legal and contractual clarity: Review and discuss the legal agreements and contracts with the staff augmentation company thoroughly. Ensure that the terms are fair and that both parties are protected. 

If you need any assistance in choosing the best staff augmentation companies, visit the DesignRush Marketplace. We'll connect you with the most suitable service providers – for free. 

What questions should I ask before hiring a staff augmentation company?

Before hiring a staff augmentation company ask the following questions: 

Its Relevant Background 

  1. Can you elaborate on the staff’s technical skills and work culture? 
  2. Do you have hands-on experience with projects like ours? 
  3. What specific accomplishments did the team have in their past projects? 
  4. What is the profile of your longest-standing client?  
  5. What industries do you specialize in? 
  6. How do you stay updated with the latest technologies and industry standards?  
  7. What training and development opportunities do you offer your staff? 

Company Services and Processes 

  1. Can you walk me through your talent recruitment process?  
  2. Where do you source your candidates?  
  3. How do you validate the experience and expertise of candidates? 
  4. How can we ensure that the team complies with our data protection guidelines?  
  5. How long is the usual recruitment process for hiring an augmented staff from your agency? 
  6. How will the interview process work? 
  7. Do you offer scalable solutions? 
  8. What is your process for addressing performance issues or mismatches in staff-client expectations?  
  9. How flexible are you with contract terms and conditions? 

The Project 

  1. If we hire an augmented staff or team from your agency, are they exclusive to work for us fully during the agreed timespan or will they also be assigned to other companies? 
  2. Do you negotiate the offer to candidates or do I? 
  3. What is the frequency of reporting that we can expect? 
  4. What project management methodologies do you have in place? 
  5. How do you handle intellectual property rights? 

What companies provide the best staff augmentation services in the U.S.?

The companies that provide the best staff augmentation services in the U.S. are: 

  • DevData Tech Talent
    • 5.0 stars on DesignRush (37 reviews) 
    • 4.9 stars on Google (64 reviews) 
    • Top Clients: Idealab, Inc., Cubus AS, Skycatch, Inc., Verus Analytics LLC 
  • Suffescom Solutions Inc 
    • 5.0 stars on DesignRush (36 reviews) 
    • Top Clients: Modani Furniture, King Cubs, Lead Action, Mealed 
  • Scopic 
    • 4.9 stars on DesignRush (45 reviews) 
    • 4.5 stars on Google (28 reviews) 
    • Top Clients: SDS Industries, KidsTale, Till, Oxford Immune Algorith-mics 
  • Codup 
    • 4.9 stars on DesignRush (43 reviews) 
    • Top Clients: Unilever, Dyson, Seacost Bank, Harrods 
  • Diffco 
    • 4.9 stars on DesignRush (27 reviews) 
    • 5.0 stars on Google (22 reviews) 
    • Top Clients: Food Rocket, FlashGrid, Instreamatic, Quire 

Scroll up and find out more about these firms and uncover additional leading staff augmentation companies that can bridge the skill gap in your business. All of them have been chosen based on successful projects, industry reputation, customer reviews, and team expertise. If you want to further personalize your search, you can sort companies by location, budget size, hourly rates, and reviews. 

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Staff Augmentation Expertise

Staff augmentation companies on DesignRush offer top-notch talent pools vetted based on technical and soft skill sets, years of experience, location, industry-specific expertise, and culture fit. These companies specialize in nearshore, offshore, hybrid, dedicated team, and skill-based augmentation.

They provide professionals or assemble extended teams for short-term and long-term projects, carefully matching the right talent to fill in expertise gaps according to the client’s specific needs and budget. Staff augmentation companies also leverage proprietary tools that enable them to create efficient hiring processes and seamlessly onboard, engage, and retain staff.

Agency Credibility Indicators

DesignRush’s top staff augmentation companies demonstrate their outstanding services through notable industry awards such as the IAOP Excellence in Strategic Partnerships recognition, the Globee Awards, the Brand Hall Group Awards, The Stevies Awards, and the Red Herring Asia Awards.

Staff Augmentation Awards: IAOP Excellence in Strategic Partnerships recognition, the Globee Awards, the Brand Hall Group Awards, The Stevies Awards, and the Red Herring Asia Awards

Their excellence is reinforced by these certifications, including but not limited to:

  • American Staffing Association (ASA), Certified Staffing Professional
  • Global Trust Association, Certified Outsourcing Management Professional
  • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), Certified Professional in Human Resources – Staffing Management
  • National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential
Staff Augmentation Certifications: American Staffing Association (ASA), Certified Staffing Professional Global Trust Association, Certified Outsourcing Management Professional Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), Certified Professional in Human Resources – Staffing Management National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential

Agencies’ Supported Technologies

These staff augmentation companies provide a pool of highly skilled experts well-versed in software and app development technology stacks such as Node.js, React.js, Vue, Python, Java, React Native, and Flutter, among others.

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