Transformyze is a marketplace for affordable and talented Microsoft Azure engineers, architects, and other specialists. Startup founders and SMBs leaders work with Transformyze to augment their maintenance teams for cloud infrastructures like Azure to achieve their business goals.

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Trying To Find A Azure Cloud Engineer Without Breaking The Bank? Our team manually picks the right Azure Cloud specialists for your needs.

Easier said than done

Azure is a large growing collection of cloud-based computing services accessible to organizations, programmers, governmental organizations, and anyone else who wants to create an application or run a business online without having to set up and maintain hardware or server software.

It requires engineers to be in charge of effective operations and development. They must strike a balance between delivery speed and service reliability. They are verse in managing transformation operations, deploying and monitoring services, and creating software delivery pipelines using the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.

In other words, your Azure Cloud infrastructure improvement or maintenance operations require expertize and particular attention.

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Three questions

The only three questions you need to answer first are:
  • How much does it cost to hire an Azure engineer?
  • Where to find Azure engineers with decent experience and a customer success-oriented mindset?
  • How to hire Azure engineers who know their craft? developers who know their craft?

For answers, just read on.

First Option: Hire An Azure Engineer As An Employee

Deciding to hire an Azure Engineer can make sense for certain businesses, but it has important implications that need to be carefully considered.

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More project engagement

More project engagement between people working on the same project since you can have regular, face-to-face conversations about the project, which can help get things moving since you have the opportunity to talk about the project regularly

A more robust level of employee loyalty.

Since you offer in-house developers room to grow and a steady salary, they are more likely to stick around and have a long-term interest in your company.

Easier to keep company information secret

It’s far easier to keep company information secret since you can more easily get in-house developers to sign an agreement to keep them from just taking ideas in use in your products and giving them to the competition if they should leave.


High Salary

At least 106,634 for a yearly salary for a US Microsoft Azure Developer.

Company-Paid Benefits

Lots of startups, companies, and businesses are offering special benefits such as unlimited paid leave, unlimited coffee, free gym memberships, and much more to attract top talents. These are all costs that should be factored into hiring full-time developers. First, let’s take a look at some of the most basic company-paid benefits according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Legally required benefits (Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance): 8.5%
  • Insurance (medical, dental, life): 7.6%
  • Paid Leave: 6.7%
  • Retirement and savings: 4.3%
  • Annual Bonus: 3.5%
  • Supplemental pay (overtime and premium): 2.6%
  • Employment training tax: 0.1% on first $7,000

Indirect Costs

What exactly are indirect costs? They’re overhead costs that contribute to the company’s day-to-day operations. Indirect costs can be divided into three broad categories: fringe benefits, overhead, and general & administrative (G&A). Companies spend an average of 25% and 18% of employees’ salaries on overhead and G&A.

In other words, an Azure professional hired as a full-time employee would cost, in reality, $160,705.

In the United Kingdom, seniors take up to £64,3K a year. This is $74K annually. More affordable but still too expensive for many startups and SMBs.

Office Rent

A small reference point for you: renting an office in a city like New York costs, on average, $15K per employee and year.


Unstable Workloads

When working with in-house developers, you have to pay them even when there is no work to do.


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Second option: Hire A Microsoft Azure Cloud Integration Company

Software integration companies can be generalists or Microsoft Pure Player. They exist in different sizes, Microsoft Technology offers, and offer end-to-end Azure Cloud Platform implementation services.



Can work on projects of any size and complexity

Internal pool of talents

Can mobilize different types of specialists: Business Analysts, Developers, Architects, QA specialists, etc. Doing their best to meet your requirements.

Market verticals specialization

They specialize in various market verticals

Project management office

Active management of the project and the deadlines

Point of contacts

Different contact persons to help you solve any problems: Project Manager, Solution Specialists, Account Manager, etc.

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Very expensive

(Very) expensive! For these companies to offer you decent Azure engineers, they need to run costly business operations (with full-time employees, training tax, compliance, sales development, tax, insurance, office rent, etc.).

No interest in small projects

Generally not interested in small projects.

Cannot start immediately

Cannot start a  project immediately: Need lead time to get ready.

Lack of flexibility

  • you cannot quickly start/pause/restart a project according to your needs.
  • Changes to projects’ scope or tasks sometimes take days to be enacted and sometimes result in extra “penalty” costs for you.
  • It is hard to stop doing business with them due to legal terms clients have to accept first to work with them.

Staff more people than needed

Tend to staff more people than needed for projects.

Rely themselves on freelancers

They rely on freelancers for many projects as they often lack senior and expert profiles in their team, leading to a more expensive bill for you to pay with sometimes difficulties integrating these freelancers with their teams.

Low expertise offshore talents

Some integrators sometimes offer offshore developers,  but although they are cheaper than their western colleagues, the quality of their expertise is (way) lower.

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Third option: Azure Recruitment Firm

They became trendy these last years for companies willing to break free from draining relationships with integrators to find the right freelance Azure engineer.


Existing database

They already have a database of contactable freelances


They will find candidates faster than you can.


They pre-screen the candidates for you.
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Limited screening

They generally don’t have Azure Cloud Platform necessary proficiency to screen the candidates seriously.

Not cheap

Not cheap: They apply a 10-30% markup on average on top of the already expensive western developers’ rate.

Limited pool of talents

Limited pool of available talents: Even if their addressable database of freelances might be significant, in reality, they offer you a limited set of candidates for your needs. Indeed all headhunting firms fight for the same freelances available on the national. Making the available ones more expensive.

Hard to get the best talents

Most sought-after freelances do not like working with headhunting firms as they consider they commoditize their expertise and reduce their rate.

No backup developer

Because of the business model, they cannot offer you a backup developer with the same skill set in case of a problem.

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Fourth option: hire yourself through online freelancing platforms

When a company decides to find itself a Freelance Azure Cloud Platform engineer, it mainly goes to online freelancing platforms like Upwork, People per hour, Truelancer, Guru, Hubstaff, etc.


Large pool of talents

There are hundreds of qualified Microsoft Azure contractors registered on these platforms. Therefore you have a wide array of freelance you can leverage to find your ideal professional.

Easy to use

These platforms are easy to use. All you have to do is register and post a job description specifying order nuances, estimated budget, and deadlines. Freelancers will start applying to your order on their own; you’ll just need to look through their profiles and find the most suitable candidate.


Low hourly rates and fixed prices.

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Low prices do not equate to a high quality

Unfortunately, low prices do not equate to a high quality of work. Hiring a beginner or an underskilled Azure Cloud Platform contractor frequently happens on these platforms.

Time consuming

It is highly time-consuming to search for the ideal contractor, interview them, etc.

Lack of responsiveness

Lack of responsiveness of some contractors to your job request ( they sometimes don’t respond).

No talent vetting

None of the contractors registered on these platforms have been vetted.

Scam risks

Some fake contractors registered on these platforms are trying to scam businesses looking for freelances. Despite the fact it is not that frequent, it can happen.

No support

If you are not satisfied with the contractors hired, you will get no support from their customer support. All you can do is go through the same tedious hiring process to find a better profile.

Then How To Find Talented, Affordable, And Reliable Freelance Azure Cloud Platform Developers?

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Our recommendation: Transformyze

Transformyze is a platform for finding vetted Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform engineers.

In other words, you will not have to waste time and money with newbies, scammers, or underskilled wannabes.

Transformyze makes hiring your next Azure Cloud engineer safe and straightforward in a few clicks. Transformyze ensures you get high-quality work at an affordable price by working with developers from 14 countries.


4-step screening process

Each Azure Cloud Platform engineer must pass a screening process to measure subject matter expertise, professionalism, and communication skills. These include

Resume review

We eliminate any applicant who does not meet our requirements and prepare a batch of the most qualified applications to be screened during the next step.
Step1: Resume review
Step 2: Language and soft skills

Language and soft skills evaluation

We evaluate the applicant’s communication skills in English (both oral and written). Because a developer doesn’t just write code, we also assess his personality traits and motivations. We are looking for candidates who can innovate, collaborate, meet deadlines and understand end users’ perspectives.

Hard skills review

Our senior developers/architects test each candidate’s technical, Azure's knowledge as well as their problem-solving ability through various assessments (.Net, JavaScript, SQL, Dataverse, APIs, etc.).

Step 3: Hard skills review
Step 4: Continued professional excellence

Continued professional excellence

We ensure all professionals part of the Transformyze network maintain a track record of successful client projects delivered.


Quick matching

Because your time is valuable and your project cannot wait, Transformyze matches you with the right Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform engineer within just 48 hours.

Guaranteed replacement

Guaranteed replacement of the developer (in less than 48 hours)

Flexible project terms

Flexible project terms: Full time, part-time, hourly

Direct communication

You can communicate directly with the developer to discuss project requirements, revision requests, concerns, etc.

Weekly project status

Weekly project status without even having to request it

Internal Technical Project Manager

Internal Technical Project Manager to offer an extra layer of quality to the developer’s delivery at no additional cost.

Real customer support

Strong customer support: your assigned Customer Success is at your complete service to sort out any issue you might face.


At Transformyze, our primary focus is vetting and connecting developers specializing in Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics with organizations looking for their skills. As a result, we may not be able to help you find developers from other software ecosystems now. However, we are working towards expanding our services to include developers from different technology ecosystems, such as SAP and Oracle, in the future.

Try Us Up To 14 Days For A No-Risk Trial Period

Start collaborating with your developer for a trial period of two weeks. Then, if you aren’t delighted, you won’t be charged.


From $45 to $80 per hour
  • Hundreds of Dynamics 365 developers and other specialists available
  • Hand-picked matching in less than 72 hours
  • Developer time tracking with screenshots
  • Free internal technical Project Manager
  • Full-time, part-time, hourly engagement available
  • Developer replacement guarantee
  • Dedicated customer success manager


Custom pricing
  • All Solo talent benefits
  • Your "Dynamics 365 team as service" on-demand
  • Combine any kind of talents
  • Affordable blended and degressive rate according to the number of talents needed
  • Scale up or scale down at anytime your team according to your needs
  • Adapt to any kind of purpose: join existing team, autonomous team, implementation or support activities,etc.

Let Us Simplify Your Microsoft Azure Talent Hiring Process In Few Clicks

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Frequently asked questions

What are my payment terms and options?

Payments are made via credit card or PayPal. Also We typically invoice our clients twice a month.

So Invoices are generated with Net 10 terms.

For Enterprise accounts, we can issue invoicing with payment via PO, wire or cheque. Contact us here or click on the chat icon for more information.

Who owns the IP of the work created by Transformyze talent?

As stipulated in our client agreement, so Transformyze clients own the IP of the original work created via Transformyze, and is provided worldwide exclusive rights for publishing. Also Neither Transformyze nor its talent own the IP of the work created.

How Does The 14-Day No-Risk Trial Work?​

At the beginning of every engagement, we offer a trial period of up to two weeks. During this time, you can assess if the professional we matched you with will meet your expectations.

If you are happy with the results, we will bill you for the time and continue with the engagement for as long as you desire. However, we will only charge you if you are delighted. If you are not, we can stop here or connect you with another specialist who better matches your expectations (at no extra cost). Then, you will benefit from a second trial with no risk with this new professional.

Where are your talents located?

Currently, thus we have experts in over 15 countries, most being located in the Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Do Transformyze talents communicate in my preferred language(s)?

Transformyze’s talents are fully proficient in spoken and written English and comprise members who are fluent in other languages, also including French, Spanish, and Portuguese. So If your brief has specific language requirements, inform Transformyze, and we will match you accordingly.