One partner may have more experience in a certain area than another, therefore able to confidently analyse the time commitment needed for a task and not need to add much ‘risk’ time.
Some outsourcing partners will give a very short estimate 'ballpark' and request a further video call discussion to get whatever further information they require.
Outsourcing Vs Outstaffing
Individual task and project pricing only applies if you are looking to outsource one specific project. Should you be looking for an ongoing development team to support you for the foreseeable future, they will discuss fixed monthly prices instead as this outstaffing model works better in this scenario.
(Most Popular) Commonly known as ‘billed by the hour’. You will be given an hourly rate for each member on your new team and all billing will be based on the hours worked. This is a very popular for early / mid stage startups.
(Clockers does not offer this model) While it may sound great, the realities of fixed price work are not so great. Using this model can compromise delivery quality as both parties will be pushing to get it completed quickly, on a tight budget. Software dev projects are nutorious for having unexpected hurdles and fixed price doesn't allow for this.
Popular for mid / larger tech organisations that are revenue generating or heavily funded and scaling quickly. Here you pay a fixed price per month and have a dedicated team member working remotely for you. This is excellent however costs a lot more than Time and Material.