How much does it cost to hire a CMS developer?
The cost of hiring CMS developers majorly depends on your unique set of requirements and scope of work. Other essential cost factors are the number of specialists, the hiring model, the complexity of your CMS, and the region you choose to hire dedicated CMS developers.
For example, US-based CMS developers charge from $100 to $200 per hour, while Eastern European CMS developers’ rates can start from $20 per hour. Herewith, the quality of services won’t be compromised if you choose a reputable CMS development agency with expertise in delivering technology solutions for your industry.
In any case, we offer several cooperation models (Team Augmentation and Dedicated Team) and contract types (Dedicated team, Fixed Price, Time & material) so you can choose the best model for your needs and capabilities.
Get the perfect fit for your talent hunt with Northell! Contact us to get accurate cost and time estimates per your unique needs.
What are the advantages of custom CMS over ready-made?
When deciding to invest in CMS development, you must first analyze both options’ pros and cons: whether to choose ready-made CMS solutions or develop your own from scratch. We offer to assess the benefits of each choice in terms of three main aspects: cost, scalability, and business alignment.
- Cost. Building a custom CMS solution requires a higher initial investment than a ready-made system. However, the ROI is higher in the long run. For some of the existing ready-made CMS solutions, you will have to pay regular monthly or annual fees with possible extra charges. If you use a free ready-made CMS, you may be limited by the functionality it provides.
- Scalability. Both types of CMS solutions can be scalable. However, in the case of a ready-made option, you will have to run your business the way the CMS system dictates. With a custom solution, you’ll create CMS software that already meets your unique needs with the right set of features, allowing you to customize the system and add integrations on the go.
- Business alignment. A custom CMS system is already built according to your technical and business needs, while ready-made solutions will offer you to adapt to the existing system capabilities.
How do you ensure security when building CMS platforms?
We put security and data protection at the forefront when developing numerous CMS solutions. Thus, we use tried-and-true security and best coding practices to prevent data breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and spam. Some security practices we apply are regular vulnerability scanning, multi-factor user authentication, access control, regular CMS and plugin updates, and encrypted website backups.
Our certified CMS experts also adhere to applicable regulatory compliances and standards, including PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, GLBA, WCAG, and SOX, to align your web solution with legal requirements and international standards.
What CMS technology stack do you work with?
We have a highly skilled CMS development team with solid expertise in many technologies and tools required to build different CMS solutions. For the majority of CMS projects, we prioritize using the following tech stack:
CMS: Custom-made, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Sitecore
Programming languages: Java, C#, XML
IDEs: MS Office, Eclipse
PM tools: Jira, Trello
Task management tools: ClickUp
Digital visualization tools: Figma, Moqups, InVision
Communication tools: Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts
What cooperation models do you offer?
Northell provides flexible cooperation models with our CMS developers. Thus, customers can hire CMS developers through the various options available that best suit their unique requirements and budget. For most projects, we work with customers under a dedicated team and IT staff augmentation models.
We engage a team committed to your project full-time in a dedicated team model. Such a team consists of all specialists required to manage all project tasks, including the project manager, business analyst, UI/UX designers, CMS developers, and tech lead. This model suits businesses that want to entrust a full-cycle software development project to a single team.
Customers often prefer the IT staff augmentation model if they experience a talent shortage and want to scale their in-house engineering team. In this case, we assign a specific number of CMS specialists to manage their short-term needs.