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I'm looking for a very good C++ programmer/architect to participate in a software porting project. The product is currently for Windows CE and the target is Android. The main engine of the software is written in C++, so the target will need to use Android's NDK.

So how much do such individual's cost per hour/day? This is for a project in the UK, but I think I can use US prices as a guide.

Many thanks. smile.gif
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It totally depends on how much the person will want, c++ programmers can literally demand their price per hour, but I live in the UK and developing a game, although our main c++ programmers work for free, for us (me included) they usually charge (in my team) £15-20 per hour depending on complexity and the deadlines they are given.
    
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Depends on the experience... $30/hr and up generally.
 
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Many thanks for the responses, at least I have a ballpark figure. Can I assume that mobile C++ developers (specifically) will come at a premium, perhaps 20%?
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I wouldn't say they would come at a premium, if anything it should be less. The premium would come for the more back end, lower-level programming. Mobile programming (generally speaking) is pretty simple and doesn't require an absolute top notch crew.
 
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I find that with outsourcing becoming more popular, domestic freelancers charge less...
    
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@deafboy

What you say is true, but mobile is a hot market sector right now. smile.gif
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@deafboy

What you say is true, but mobile is a hot market sector right now. smile.gif

That's true, but there are also a crap ton of options out there. And everyone and their mother is doing mobile apps these days. To get a product out there you don't have to spend top dollar or need a top programmer.

I'd me more apt to spend more money on a good designer than a top end C++ programmer, especially if all you're doing is porting a current program.
 
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I'd me more apt to spend more money on a good designer than a top end C++ programmer, especially if all you're doing is porting a current program.


Food for thought...thank you. smile.gif
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