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Hire exceptionally skilled freelance developers on Index, a leading platform to find high-performing remote freelance developers, programmers, specialists, coders, and architects. Top startups and enterprises rely on Index to hire expertly-vetted contractors to work on their most important projects.

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Hire the Elite 5% Freelance Developers from all over the world

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Tech & Soft Skills

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Remote Performance

Average Job Engagement

13+ Months

Elite Tech Talent for Exceptional Results

High-Performers Only

Hire senior experts who match US-level engineers in expertise and work ethic, integrate easily into your team, and deliver high-quality code from day one.

Hassle-Free Experience

Get to work with your new hire on a risk-free trial. Pay only if you're completely satisfied with the results. We handle all payments, NDA's, and the complexities of remote contracting.

The Right Fit, Every Time

Skip the hassle of sifting through resumes and meet 3 handpicked candidates who are the perfect fit technically and culturally, so you can focus on building great products.

Tailored Support

Benefit from personalized support throughout the onboarding process, talent integration, and ongoing performance monitoring with a dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

Hiring freelance developers? Explore the practical use cases.

Reap the many benefits of hiring top freelance developers to work on your project. From shorter turnaround times to cost savings, scalability and high quality results, freelance developers are sought-after by startups and established companies alike.

Software Engineering

Freelance developers can be hired to design, develop, test, and maintain software systems, optimize them for performance and scalability, present new features, and create and enforce IT standards.

Web Development

Freelance developers can be hired to build web apps and websites as well as create e-commerce platforms. Since the freelance talent pool is so vast, you have your pick of experts to choose from.

Technical Support and Maintenance

Freelancers can provide crucial technical support and maintenance for software products, apps, and websites to keep them up-to-date. They can also troubleshoot issues and optimize performance.

UI/UX Design

software products, mobile apps, and websites. They can improve usability and enhance the aesthetics of digital products.

Business Scaling

Development teams may need to be scaled depending on project requirements, and freelancers can meet this need. They can be hired during peak times or to tackle projects that have quick turnaround times.


Software applications need to undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet performance requirements. Freelance developers can handle the task, including bug fixing, issue tracking, and more.

Quality Assurance

Websites and apps need to be measured for usability and quality before being released to the public. Freelance developers can be hired for quality assurance to improve the user experience and boost customer satisfaction.

Customization and Integration

Existing software often needs to be customized and different systems need to be integrated to streamline operations. Freelance developers can handle such tasks and ensure that systems work seamlessly together.


Freelance developers can provide consulting services for a range of requirements, from planning and coordination, technology, architecture, and a lot more.

Web Development Stats: Latest Usage Insights

$89+ billion

The estimated value of the global web development market by the year 2027. https://colorlib.com/wp/web-development-statistics/

27.7 million

The estimated number of web developers currently in the global market. https://www.bairesdev.com/blog/how-many-web-developers/


The number of people who use Node.js, the most used web framework. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1124699/worldwide-developer-survey-most-used-frameworks-web/

How Recruiting through Index Works

1 minute

Post a job

Sign up & tell us about your project and the skills you’re looking for.

48 hours

Screen candidates

We send you 3 hand-picked interview-ready JavaScript developers for your role.

2-3 days

Interview devs

Sign up & tell us about your project and the skills you’re looking for.

Final step

Hire devs

Once contracts are signed, you and your dedicated developer can start working together, under our management.

Learn How Index Vets a Freelance Developer to Be Hired

Background checks & remote performance


Step 1

Background checks & remote performance

We kick off our screening process with comprehensive background checks. We scout for tech talent well-versed in project management, AI tools, collaboration software, and with ample remote work experience. Our goal is to connect you with candidates capable of adapting to any remote work environment.

Soft skills & English proficiency


Step 2

Soft skills & English proficiency

In addition to technical prowess, Index.dev evaluates talent on soft skills like attitude, values, work ethics, education, and English proficiency. We prioritize amazing teammates, not just exceptional workers.

Technical expertise & problem-solving


Step 3

Technical expertise & problem-solving

Our tech assessment phase rigorously evaluates CVs for essential tech skills, including programming languages, frameworks, algorithms, and system design. Rather than seeking proficiency in multiple languages, we prioritize candidates excelling in one or two key tech skills.

Live interviews & coding tests


Step 4

Live interviews & coding tests

Candidates undergo rigorous live interviews and real-world tests to showcase their competence, thoroughness, professionalism, and integrity. Index.dev members are experts in their domain, and only those with exceptional results progress beyond this phase.

Culture fit, availability & time zone alignment


Step 5

Culture fit, availability & time zone alignment

As a quality-first remote work platform, we prioritize top talent and top client satisfaction. We assess personality traits, culture fit, and time zone availability, seeking candidates who are passionate and fully engaged in their work. This principle guides every engagement and project delivery.

How people describe our collaboration

Brian L.

Brian L.Client

CEO • 50+ employees

Excellent company to co-operate with. I've got only positive emotions to work closely with Index.dev company which helped me to find a new project with excellent engineering team. It allowed me to find new horizons as a developer and work harder with a stack of apps which are trending at this moment.

Aryk G.

Aryk G.Client

Founder • 250+ employees

They are not only recruiting devs, they keep a close communication channel and careful listen to you and providing feedback so not only the client is happy but also you.

Hellen G.

Hellen G.Client

Head of Recruiting • 100+ employees

Index is our secret weapon for hiring experienced software developers and delivering scalable AI-powered solutions for our clients.

Alexandra F.

Alexandra F.Client

HR Manager • 50+ employees

We have been collaborating with Index for several years as partners and it has been an amazing experience. The communication is always transparent and efficient, the team knows the market and the best strategies to drive growth and is always ready to try something new to achieve even greater results. Index.dev uses a data-driven approach in everything they do, so each decision or next step is always based on numbers to make sure the client accomplishes the best results. A pleasure to work together!

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Index in Numbers


high performing vetted talent from Balkans, CIS & LATAM


longer commitment compared to in-house engineers


technologies covered, from Python & Java to Rust & Scala


months average job engagement

7+ years

the average industry experience of our tech talent


successful trial-to-hire placements

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Find top-notch freelance developers to scale your team and your business. From customizing software to assisting with quality assurance, they can provide a range of crucial services. Hire through Index to get expertly-vetted freelance developers to work on your project.

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