Hiring either a full time or a factional software developer basically depends on your business’ needs and most importantly, your budget. Of course, if your business is IT-related, it is a must that you hire a permanent software developer. Otherwise, outsourcing can get the job done. Today, there are plenty of software development companies you can hire who can work like your in-house team at a fraction of a cost.
If you opt to outsource, all you need to pay is the service you request. With full-time employees, on the other hand, you need to pay for their salaries on a regular basis, provide benefits, and invest in the newest IT products in order to get the job done. Outsourcing is proven to help businesses save as much a 50% then hiring a full-time employee.