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Q: margin for offshore development ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: margin for offshore development
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: edude-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 27 Mar 2006 13:07 PST
Expires: 16 Apr 2006 06:50 PDT
Question ID: 712530
I'd like to undersand the size of the margin (markup) that offshore
development companies (specifically Russian or Ukrainian ones) make on
the programmers that they hire out. E.g. they pay a salary, and they
charge a fee. Putting all their fixed and variable costs together,
what is a fair margin for them to charge?

Clarification of Question by edude-ga on 28 Mar 2006 16:59 PST
I'm looking for what actual margins.markups that Russian and Ukrainian
development compaines are typically charging.

That means I'd like to compare what the actual salary is for c++ and
java programmers compared to the rates that are charged for their
services. I think averages as well as ranges would be helpful.

Clarification of Question by edude-ga on 11 Apr 2006 03:13 PDT
maxed to $200.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: margin for offshore development
From: myoarin-ga on 27 Mar 2006 16:16 PST
What is fair is what the market place will allow them to charge.  If
the customer is satisfied with the product and the price, in a free
market there is nothing unfair about the supplier charging what he can
get  - and maybe earning a giant margin.

If you want to know the actual margins that Russian or Ukrainian
development companies are earning, that is a different question  (and
probably difficult to answer).

Post a clarification or comment if that is what you are interested.
Cheers, Myoarin
Subject: Re: margin for offshore development
From: edude-ga on 03 Apr 2006 19:42 PDT
I clarified the question, and doubled the price to $60.

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