30 Top Staff Augmentation Companies in the World

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MARYNA DEMCHENKO

Published: 27 Oct 2021

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Are you up against a tight IT job market, scrambling to make great tech hires locally? If so, you’re at the right place. nCube, a staff augmentation company, helps companies worldwide access Ukraine-based software engineers through our staff augmentation model. We’ve been augmenting teams since 2008 and have had the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients, both, large and small, including world-renowned organizations such as Greenpeace, AstraZeneca, doTerra, to name a few. Moreover, the availability of technology talent on the Ukrainian IT market gives us an opportunity to source developers specialized in a wide variety of technologies, from web-based programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, and PHP to more advanced specialties dealing with technologies built around, Blockchain, Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, DevOps, and IoT. 

Our peculiarity is that we provide teams that metaphorically speaking “walk in the shoes” of the client, adhering to the client’s engineering practices, communication style, and corporate culture. That way, software engineers are seamlessly integrated into your processes, working under your leadership while we at nCube take care of their retention, motivation, administration, and overall happiness. 

With that being said, given our knowledge and expertise in the industry, you won't be finding our name listed here. Are we one of the best staff augmentation companies around? Of course! But we’d rather shine the spotlight on others to try and keep things balanced. We can't work with everyone and we want to make sure that at the very least, our readers will have a bit more information about the industry, and what to expect so that they can find the right fit for their staff augmentation needs. If we aren't fortunate enough to work with you, we are sure that you’ll be able to find a suitable partner among our picks for the top 30 IT staff augmentation companies in the world.

Before you dive into that list, let us clarify our methodology. We believe that there are no inconsequential things when you’re choosing a staff augmentation company. We’ve carried out our own research where we took into consideration the following criteria: 

  • Company size;
  • Affordability;
  • Services package;
  • Clientele.

An overall score in our ranking is an average score based on the following scores: 

Company size score 1-3. When you choose a staff augmentation company, you may come across large and mid-sized companies as well as small studios. It’s up to you whether you want to work with a smaller or larger provider. Although smaller companies tend to be more flexible in adapting to the client’s needs, large and mid-sized companies may be better suited and more adept at filling your needs. In our opinion, mid-sized companies can help you strike the right balance, thus, in our list, you’ll find a scale of 1 to 3 points where:

  • 1 is a small company with 10-50 people;
  • 2 is a large staff augmentation company of 250+ employees;
  • 3 is a mid-sized company with 50-250 people on board.

Affordability score 1-3. The average developer’s rate per hour plays a great role in choosing a suitable provider in terms of budget. 

  • We assigned 1 to companies with a price tag higher than $50 per hour of developer’s work, marking the least affordable staff augmentation companies  in our ranking;
  • 2 was given to companies where an hour of developer’s work is $25–$50;
  • 3 means that the staff augmentation company charges less than $25 per hour of developer’s time, highlighting the most affordable staff augmentation companies in our ranking.

Service package score 1-3. Some IT staff augmentation companies focus on adding developers specializing in generic technologies, such as JavaScript, Python, PHP, etc, while others can cover the need for in-demand technologies (Big Data, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, DevOps, and IoT). However, some staff augmentation companies go beyond a pure staff augmentation model, providing outsourcing services and even creating their own solutions/products. 

  • 3 was assigned to staff augmentation companies that provide outsourcing and custom development in addition to staff augmentation and cover in-demand technologies;
  • The score of 2 means that the staff augmentation company in question covers both in-demand and generic technologies;
  • The score of 1 has been assigned to companies that limit their services to generic technology groups.

Clientele 1-3. Clients are the biggest asset of any staff augmentation service company. With that in mind, we used a verified score from Clutch.com to estimate the reputation of the company in question. On our list, you won’t find companies with a client score lower than 4.7 out of 5, which is a  testament of the fact that we’ve chosen truly the top staff augmentation companies

  • We assigned the highest score of 3 to companies with a 5.0 client score;
  • 2 went to the companies with client scores of 4.9 and 4.8;
  • 1 marks companies with a score of 4.7, all according to Clutch.com. 

Top staff augmentation companies in Asia 

Asia is the birthplace of many staff augmentation services companies. One of the largest pools of technology talent indeed, Asia can offer developers of a different caliber working on a staff augmentation model. Although India alone makes up for a huge chunk of IT staff augmentation companies in the region, there are other noteworthy players as well, such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, to name a few. Thus, diving into this region, companies can meet a variety of tech talent with various skills and price tags. 

1. Railay 

Overall score: 3/3

Size: 3 

Affordability: 3

Services package: 3

Clientele: 3

This Vietnamese staff augmentation company offers talent for E-commerce, Finance, SaaS, and Education. Their website says that they can add Quality Assurance specialists and developers specializing in Java, C#, .NET, PHP, Python, Laravel as well as DevOps, Machine Learning, Data Engineers, and more. Their portfolio includes some of the big names in the Asian market, such as Toyota, Hitachi, and Softbank.

2. Lanexus 

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 3 

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Located in the Philippines, this staff augmentation company caters to the client needs mainly in Finance, Healthcare, and E-commerce. This is one of the most experienced providers on our list (30 years in the market) with a range of services spanning the development of mobile apps, web apps, and web platforms. On top of that, the company offers DevOps, Virtual Reality/Games, and Artificial Intelligence talent.  

3. Maqe

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 3

A Thailand-based staff augmentation company, it is focused on developing solutions for Fintech, Retail, Media, SaaS, and Edtech sectors. The vendor has worked with Asian and European companies of all sizes and even helped some startups secure millions in funding. 

4. Lets Nurture

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

With offices scattered around multiple locations, including India, Singapore, the USA, and Canada, this staff augmentation services provider has a well-balanced set of services, ranging from Healthcare, E-commerce, Automotive to Augmented/Virtual Reality, Cloud, IoT, and Blockchain. The company has scored a lot of partnerships with small and mid-sized companies. 

5. Netsmartz LLC

Overall score:1.75/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation company was founded in 1999 and puts emphasis on providing top developers from 8 locations. The provider has secured impressive partnerships, including companies from the Fortune 500 list. Their core areas of focus are E-commerce, Robotic Process Automation, CRM development, and Machine Learning. 

6. InvoZone

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Apart from traditional staff augmentation, this company has strong expertise in delivering web solutions and products built with the hands of talented developers they have on-site who specialize in mobile app development, Big Data, IoT, DevOps, and Quality Assurance. 

7. 10Perls

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

The portfolio of this staff augmentation company headquartered in Pakistan, Karachi is studded with famous brands, including Johnson and Johnson, Paypal, CocaCola, etc. This vendor provides talent for innovation in such fields as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, language processing, Big Data and Augmented/Virtual Reality.

8. Capital Numbers

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 3

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

This award-winning staff augmentation company from India builds teams to create solutions for Fintech, E-commerce, ArtificiaI Intelligence, Healthcare, and more. The provider has partnered with large organizations, such as Fundation, Consumer Reports, Thomson Reuters, but has smaller businesses under its belt as well.  

9. Talentica Software

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Established 18 years ago, this staff augmentation company is laser-focused on startups located in the USA. This provider works with companies that have a need for team augmentation in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, DevOps, and Big Data. 

10. Mind IT Systems 

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 3

Providing both offshore teams and project outsourcing models, this staff augmentation company focuses on several fields, such as mobile, web, and Business Intelligence. The provider has a proven track record of developing for the key domains: Fintech, Health, and Education. 

Top staff augmentation companies in Latin America

Geographically, Latin America is the go-to region for US-based companies, as the proximity lets tech leaders enjoy minimal time difference and ease of travel as compared to IT staff augmentation companies in other regions. The hotbeds of software development here include Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru. Now let’s review our pick of the top staff augmentation companies in Latin America. 

11. Fashionhit

Overall score: 1.75/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation company from Costa Rica has been around for 10 years now and has secured partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Kaspersky, and Toyota, to name a few. The provider mainly focuses on creating Agile processes as well as testing, web and mobile development, as well as Artificial Intelligence and DevOps.

12. Unosquare LLC

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Located in Mexico, this staff augmentation company provides talent for enterprise digital transformation and has strong industry expertise working with companies that stem from Finance, Insurance, BioTech, Healthcare, and Wellness fields. 

13. Sapiensdev

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 1

With offices spanning Costa Rica, Colombia, and Argentina, this staff augmentation company provides talent for frontend, backend, and mobile development. Microsoft stack also takes a special place in their services package. The provider boasts vast experience with E-commerce solutions and has worked with 10K+ employees companies. 

14. Kambda

Overall score: 1.75/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 2

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

Located in Costa Rica, this staff augmentation company scales companies in many areas, including web and mobile development, software architecture, project management, and desktop development. Based on their portfolio, the provider has worked mainly with small and mid-sized companies. 

15. PremierSoft

Overall score: 1.75/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 1

Services: 1

Clientele: 2

Having been more than a decade in operation, this staff augmentation company from Brazil has gained significant experience in developing for Android and iOS platforms. Their teams have contributed to the projects at such companies as Phillips and Faber-Castell. 

16. Ubiminds

Overall score: 1.5/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

This Brazilian staff augmentation company specializes in building teams for product management, frontend, backend, DevOps, and Quality Assurance. The key areas the vendor works with are projects related to Education and Finance, which has found a reflection in cooperation with such companies as Datatrak (Healthcare) and Fundera (Finance).

17. Parafernalia Interativa

Overall score: 1.25/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 1

Services: 1

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation company builds teams for mobile and web solutions and provides CTO-as-a-service on demand. The portfolio boasts a wide spectrum of companies operating in various fields, from Media and Retail and Publishing to Manufacturing and Telecom, including such a giant company as Pearson. 

18. Teravision Technologies 

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 1

One of the most seasoned IT staff augmentation companies on our list (17 years in operation), sources talent from Mexico, Columbia, and Venezuela to create innovative, bold products in the fields of Finance and Wearable devices. The provider has worked with some big names such as Unicef and McDonald’s.

19. SunDevs

Overall score: 1.5/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

This Columbian staff augmentation company is focused on providing pre-vetted developers for mobile app development, website/web app development, and cloud development. It has worked with large brands, including Audi, Cinemark International, and smaller companies operating in E-commerce, Retail, and Automotive fields as well. 

20. Ceiba Software

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

Microsoft Gold Certified partner, this staff augmentation company from Colombia handles product design and mobile app development for banks, IoT, energy, Healthcare relying on a variety of technologies. The vendor has secured partnerships with large domestic financial establishments. 

Top staff augmentation companies in Europe

Europe has a long-lasting reputation for having the most skilled developers in the market. IT specialists based in this region are deemed to provide higher quality than their counterparts from other parts of the world, which can be attributed to the fact that developers in this part of the world have access to strong academic education and more ability to maintain work-life balance. Let’s review our pick of the best IT staff augmentation companies you can find in Europe. 

READ ALSO: Staff Augmentation in Eastern Europe: Ukraine Overview

21. Eleks

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation services company based in Ukraine is here to help businesses with multiple needs, from product design and end-to-end development to Blockchain and PoC consultancy. The provider has offices in 8 cities around the globe and works with companies operating in multiple industries. 

22. Yalantis

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

This is a Ukrainian staff augmentation company that empowers teams with their own nurtured, dedicated resources specializing in cloud, DevOps, Big Data, and IoT, and  Cybersecurity. Custom application development takes a special position among the company’s specialties. 

23. Ciklum

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

This company is a large entity that can strengthen teams in multiple areas, from Robotic Process Automation and DevOps to Business Intelligence and Big Data as well as develop full-fledged solutions from scratch. The provider has vast experience serving companies operating in Retail, Finance, Telecom, Hospitality, and Leisure. 

24. Symphony solutions

Overall score: 1.75/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 2

The creator of a famous vine recommendation app, Vivino, this staff augmentation services company relies on a Ukrainian pool of technology talent to build teams for Agile Transformation, with a key focus on Cloud solutions, Gaming, and Education, Healthcare. 

25. Qubit labs

Overall score: 2.5/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Working with startups, mid-sized and enterprise companies, this staff augmentation provider sets up teams to handle full-cycle product development. Their portfolio showcases the company’s strong experience with E-commerce, Fintech, Healthcare, and Education fields. Their main pool of clients are North America and the Middle East. 

26. CShark

Overall score: 2.25/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 2

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation company from Poland boasts having been recognized by the Financial Times and Forbes for their dynamic growth. The company’s specialty is strengthening teams in Finance, Electronics, Biotech, Logistics with talent who handles full-cycle development. 

27. QArea

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 3

Affordability: 2

Services: 1

Clientele: 2

This staff augmentation company from Ukraine takes pride in being a CMMI-DEV appraised business. The vendor scales up clients’ teams with Quality Assurance and app development talent from their own network. Their prominent projects are in the fields of E-commerce, Finance and Medicine. 

28. BairesDev

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 1

Services: 3

Clientele: 2

Headquartered in Spain, this staff augmentation company hires developers all over the world and has worked with leading brands, including Pinterest, Johnson and Johnson, Rolls-Royce. The spectrum of services includes IoT, Artificial Intelligence, process automation, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Data Science.

29. Heaven Solutions

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 2

Affordability: 1

Services: 2

Clientele: 3

The company builds teams for E-commerce, the Chemical industry, Healthcare, Entertainment, Real Estate, Logistics and covers the needs of those clients who require a staff augmentation services company with in-depth expertise in Quality Assurance and Artificial Intelligence development. The company boasts star clients, such as Dentsply Sirona and Deutsche Bahn.

30. Sorcible

Overall score: 2/3

Size: 1

Affordability: 2

Services: 2

Clientele: 3

Located in Bulgaria, this staff augmentation services company works mainly with E-commerce projects and helps companies from North America and Europe (and local brands as well) improve their IT operations by tapping into the Bulgarian software development market. 

While there are many staff augmentation companies out there, nCube can be the one you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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