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.NET Developers Hiring Guide

.NET Developers Hiring Guide

Feb 26, 2021

3 min read

.NET is an open-source developer platform, created by Microsoft, that helps developers build web, desktop, and mobile applications. It was designed to be cross-platform and work with multiple languages in the .NET ecosystem. 

With .NET, a developer can build many different types of applications that can scale easily and perform reliably. 

There are 3 major implementations of .NET that handle different kinds of application development all based on the .NET Standard API. 

.NET Core

.NET Core is a cross-platform implementation used to build websites, servers, and console apps on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework is used to build desktop applications on Windows. 


Xamarin and Mono allow developers to build cross-platform on mobile operating systems.

What is a .NET Developer?

A .NET Developer is familiar with one or more .NET implementations and is proficient in C# and possibly other Microsoft languages. Their main role is to design and build web applications and business systems.

Companies Who Use .NET

  • Stack Overflow
  • Microsoft
  • Vistar Media
  • Starbucks
  • Accenture
  • Trustpilot
  • Agoda
  • Olo

Hire a .NET Developer

Finding a good .NET developer can take a bit of effort despite being backed by Microsoft. As JavaScript has grown in popularity, .NET has taken a backseat regarding web development but is still a powerful option when working with desktop applications and larger scale business applications that wish to take full advantage of the Microsoft ecosystem.

Even so, there are still .NET developers around who are passionate about the platform. 

However, finding a good developer is not as easy as it seems. 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 .NET developer?

For those who wish to take the high road and hire .NET 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 who isn’t technical. 

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 .NET developer

At a high level, .NET developers should be able to:

  • Be proficient with C#
  • Work extensively with the .NET Framework
  • Apply Object-Oriented Programming principles
  • Write clean and readable code

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

According to ZipRecruiter and other sources, the average annual pay for a Senior .NET Developer in the United States is between $35,000 and $167,000 a year.

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

How much do .NET 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 .NET Developers in South America, the average salary is currently around $100,000 whereas a mid-level developer costs around $76,000. 

How much do .NET 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 .NET Developer costs around $100,000 on average. 

Hourly rates for .NET 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 .NET developer

Trio .NET 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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Daniel Alcanja

Daniel is a software engineer and co-founder of Trio, a successful startup empowering remote senior software engineers and partnering with companies to solve everyday problems through technology. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Daniel is a dynamic and strategic leader committed to driving growth and positive change.

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