TechCrunch recently published an article about mobile app development prices offered by app development agencies in different countries. The article was written by Ashwin Ramasamy, the founder of ContractIQ, a marketplace connecting companies with app development agencies.
As Ashwin points out, although there are significant differences across countries, the hourly rate charged by mobile app development agencies is pretty high compared to average wages no matter where you are in the world. The same is true in Turkey where good app development agencies charge upwards of 75 TL, or $29, per hour. Turkey lies in the middle of Eastern Europe and the Indian Subcontinent and this figure is pretty consistent with the hourly rates in these regions.
The reason for these high rates is that, together with the rise of mobile platforms, demand for app developers has significantly outpaced supply. Our startups face a chronic shortage of mobile developers. Since the sale and usage of smartphones shows no sign of slowing down, and since it takes a long time for knowledge-based labor markets to adjust supply, this gap between supply and demand will likely grow even wider in the future.
It’s a good time to be a mobile developer wherever you are in the world. If you’re a great mobile developer in Turkey and you want to work at one of our startups, you can apply here. And if you’re a technical student looking for a promising career, consider becoming an app developer.