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Swift Developers Hiring Guide

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What is Swift?

Swift is a general-purpose language designed by Apple for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS to work with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks as well as Objective-C. 

Swift combines different aspects of older programming languages to provide a clean and modern syntax that is safe yet still performant. 

What is a Swift Developer?

A Swift Developer is basically an iOS developer however they might also expand their knowledge to work on macOS and tvOS as well. In some rare cases, a Swift developer might have invested time learning Server-Side Swift as well as a web framework such as Kitura or Vapor. 

Companies Who Use Swift

  • Apple
  • Uber
  • Slack
  • Lyft
  • N26
  • 9GAG
  • Asana
  • Robinhood
  • Square

Hire a Swift Developer

With iOS being the dominant mobile operating system in the United States, finding an iOS or Swift developer isn’t too difficult in comparison to their Android counterparts.

Even so, finding an iOS developer that can build a solid mobile app that performs well without unexpected crashes and bugs can be a bit of a challenge. 

With all of the freelance marketplaces and job boards available, you’d think it would be easy to find your rockstar and get started. How do you go about deciding if a developer joins your team? 

We have a great resource for you to check out that talks about how to hire developers

How to hire a Swift developer?

For those who wish to take the high road and hire Swift developers on your own, we’re still here to help. 

Hiring a developer on your own is a very focused and hands-on process that requires considerable knowledge about software development in general. 

The last thing you want to do is trust your hiring process to someone with no technical ability. If you are a non-technical manager looking to learn a thing or two, we have a great resource here for you to learn more about the hiring process in detail

Otherwise, we’d recommend you contact Trio for consulting and developer allocation. 

What to look for in a Swift developer

At a high level, Swift developers should be able to:

  • Be proficient with Swift
  • Work extensively with the Foundation framework and others
  • Apply Object-Oriented Programming principles
  • Write clean and readable code
  • Understand various design patterns that Apple uses

How much do Swift developers cost in the U.S?

According to ZipRecruiter and other sources, the average annual pay for a Senior Swift Developer in the United States is between $74,000 and $178,500 a year.

Here’s a chart that visualizes the salary ranges within the United States for a Senior Software Developer.

How much do Swift Developers cost in South America? 

Due to economic differences between the United States and South America as a whole, the cost of offshoring software development is significantly lower than hiring full-time with U.S talent. For Senior Swift Developers in South America, the average salary is currently around $100,000 whereas a mid-level developer costs around $76,000. 

How much do Swift Developers cost in Ukraine / Eastern Europe?

Eastern Europe shares very similar rates to South America, again due to the economic differences. When looking at salaries in Eastern Europe, data shows that a Senior Swift Developer costs around $100,000 on average. 

Hourly rates for Swift Developers

Another way to look at developer costs is through hourly rates. While salaries are good to understand for hiring developers for full-time and long-term, you might just need a developer for a period of 3-6 months or 6-12 months. In these types of situations, it’s best to calculate your costs based on the hourly rates of a developer. 

Below is a table that lists the various hourly rates of developers in different locations based on their job title. 

Why Hire a Swift developer

Trio Swift developers are pre-vetted, interviewed, and then trained further to become true software professionals, capable of adapting to situations that are both within and outside of the scope of their general expertise. 

At Trio, we hold our developers to a higher standard. Much like how elite special forces units recruit only the best from main branches of the military, we recruit developers who either show amazing potential or demonstrate exceptional skill. We then take their talents and sharpen them even further.

Another benefit of hiring a Trio developer is that you won’t incur the costs of hiring, which can add up to be around 30% of a developer’s salary on average, as well as overhead costs associated with full-time employment. 

By working with Trio, you can enjoy a highly experienced full-time developer for a fraction of the cost, along with the added project management assistance. 

To learn more, hit us up and tell us about your project so that we can get you started.

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