Java Developers from India
Java is one of the most popular programming languages. In India it is possible to find experts for this technology. More in this article.
Java (JV in short, for this article) is used by large organizations to build enterprise software and web solutions.
The reasons for this are manifold. Here some of them:
JV is highly secure. Especially banks and insurance companies are using it, to build their software applications.
Java solutions can be used by a large number of users at the same time. Companies like Amazon or Google use it in their web applications.
3) Tried & Tested
This programming language has been in existence for many decades. Developers know which solutions can be developed with this tool.
4) Popular in South Asia
Especially in India, this technology has gained a lot of followers. Companies like IBM have created Offshore Development Centers early on, when almost no companies were sourcing IT services from India.
After that, companies like Wipro, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services came into being, which focused on delivering IT services, mainly to the United States.
All these IT services providers have Java Developers, who support clients in other countries.
What are the disadvantages?
Even though Java has many advantages, there are also some disadvantages.
1) IT professionals are not readily available
Java is mainly used by large organizations and they need a lot of IT resources to build their applications. Therefore all the programmers in this field are usually in large IT projects.
It is usually not easy to build a new team of 5 or 10 developers. Let alone a team of more than 10 coders.
Especially in Europe and other western countries, the shortage is usually severe.
IT services providers and web agencies usually have a tough time finding Java experts.
India can be a solution here. Java developers are readily available. But it has to be mentioned that also in South Asia there is a huge demand for JV specialists.
2) Salaries and hourly rates are high
Salaries in this programming language are usually very high. In countries like Germany salaries around 60’000 to 80’000 Euro per annum are not uncommon. In the USA the salaries sometimes easily cross 100’000 US Dollar per year.
Large organizations are ready to pay high salaries to these employees.
The hourly rates start at around 100 Euro per hour. In the USA it is even higher.
For smaller IT services providers in the west, this can be difficult to keep up with.
Also here Java programmers from India can be a solution. The overall cost will be around 30 percent to 50 percent with smaller IT teams.
Note: When the teams increase in size, the cost advantage usually is not that high anymore. The cost is then almost similar to what is paid in Europe or in the USA. But in that case, the cost saving is not the goal. Building large teams and finding talent is.
3) Complex to develop
Programming in Java is a complex task. It takes more time to code. Solutions in PHP or ASP.NET are usually easier to create.
But as we have mentioned before, there are a lot of advantages to this complex development. It is much more secure and scalable.
Why build a software team in South Asia?
Especially smaller and mediums sized companies gain from building IT teams in India.
Here some advantages:
1) Coders can be found
It is possible to find candidates in India. Something which can be tough sometimes in other countries.
2) Cost saving
Not all companies are interested in saving on cost. But some are. This is an added advantage, when hiring developers in South Asia.
When, for example, using the dedicated IT staffing model, where the company in Asia will hire the IT specialist for you, then the cost saving will be around 30 to 50 percent.
3) Employees like to work for western companies
Companies in the USA and also in Europe, tend to use the latest technologies. IT employees in India like this very much. Because they want to learn the latest technologies and use modern methodologies in software development. Something which helps them to progress in their careers.
Therefore it is possible for even smaller IT companies in Europe to find good coders in South Asia.
What you should consider before offshore outsourcing?
There are some things to consider before outsourcing to another country can be considered. Here some of them:
1) Make sure to have a project manager inhouse
There should be someone, who can manage the developers in India, who works in your inhouse team. That person should be able to code and check the quality of the code, which comes from the coding team in Asia.
In smaller web agencies, this can also be the founder/ CEO. In larger organizations, there will be usually a project manager. But it can be also a software developer, who takes on the responsibilities of a project manager.
2) Hire according to your requirement
It is important to hire people who are a good fit for your team. Companies like ours, will search according to your requirements for suitable candidates.
This approach is especially interesting for smaller to medium sized companies, who want to build smaller teams from 1 to 10 people.
3) Be quick
Even though Java has a good following in India, it is not like there are thousands of available talent in the market. Once a coder becomes available, be quick to take a hiring decision.
Which is the right collaboration model?
There are several offshore outsourcing models to consider. Here some of them:
1) Agile Team
Here the company in Asia will provide a large team of people (Project Manager, Scrum Master, Coder, Tester, etc.).
The billing will be according to the hours which will be used in the individual so called “Sprints”, which usually last one month.
This is especially interesting for large organizations, which look at IT outsourcing. It is less interesting for smaller companies, as the costs are comparable to that of western IT teams.
2) Fixed Price
This could be an option. But only if the project is very small. Like a 5 page WordPress website or a very small web application.
We are not recommending this for larger IT projects, as it is highly unlikely in software development to find out the exact requirements at the start of the project.
3) Dedicated IT Staffing
In this model, companies like ours, will search for developers in India, according to your requirements.
We will hire them in our name, but the coders will work exclusively for you and your team.
The cost advantage is especially interesting for smaller IT teams. With the added advantage, that you will find programmers, which fit your team and your requirements.
Building a Java team in India can be a good solution. Especially if you have a hard time finding coders in your local area or in case you want to have a cost advantage.
What is your experience?
The author: Sascha Thattil works at Software-Developer-India.com which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.