Here are the top 15 places to find an iOS developer:
Based on facts publicly available as of 01.01.2020
Toptal is a professional talent matching service, initially created with tech talent in mind. Although it has expanded its pool of talent to include designers and finance experts, the company's bread and butter is its developer vertical. If you want to be sure that an iOS developer is up to the job, hiring an iOS app developer from Toptal is likely your best option.
Authentic Jobs is one of the leading job boards for creative and mobile app talent and has been steadily rising in popularity since its inception. As iOS development often involves both creative and technical aspects, Authentic Jobs is a great place to begin your search. Their job board is populated with listings of iOS, web, and mobile developer positions.
Authentic Jobs also allows for posting developer positions remote or local, so you won't be restricted to remote employees or freelancers.
Stack Overflow is a platform for almost any developer and designer on the web. For those unfamiliar with the site, it serves as a knowledge base for both expert and novice programmers alike. Users can ask and answer questions about programming in Swift or ask others how to debug iOS apps, for example.
How can you find freelance iOS developers? Better yet, how can you snag full-time iOS specialists using Stack Overflow? Luckily for you, Stack Overflow has a job board already set up for you.
4. GitHub Jobs
Smaller, niche sites, like GitHub Jobs, may offer you success with hiring professional tech talent. GitHub has potentially one of the most prominent front-end developer communities and is possibly one of the largest open-source online repositories for coders. For a relatively small fee, you can post an iOS developer job listing and potentially gain a great deal of exposure on GitHub's developer community.
If recruiting services and job boards are not your first choice, you might want to consider a freelance marketplace like Upwork.
Upwork has potentially one of the largest marketplaces of registered freelancers. Here you can hire contractors for a few simple coding tasks or begin a long-term relationship with a series of complex iOS projects.
If you like the idea of finding, interviewing, and managing freelancers, Upwork's marketplace will likely meet your needs.
PeoplePerHour is a curated freelance marketplace that prides itself on actively screening its users. Just like most marketplaces, you can post your project at an hourly or fixed-rate. Interestingly, freelancers post jobs, called hourlies, to attract work. They have a wide selection of iOS app developers to hire for your next project.
Dice is one of the leading databases for technology professionals, managing over millions of profiles in the United States. The platform helps technology professionals manage their careers and employers connect with highly skilled tech talent.
Dice provides insights, data, and career opportunities for technology professionals while putting industry resources in the hands of recruiters and employers seeking tech talent.
Gun.io is a constantly growing community of professional developers. Like Toptal, their service is designed to take the tedium out of hiring. Gun.io vets their talent to help ensure that their freelancers are committed to the proposed projects.
What's most alluring about this network? Gun.io manages and replaces talent – with no risk to you – and projects come with a satisfaction guarantee.
Guru has potentially one of the largest networks of freelancers. Here you can explore the profiles of professional gurus, quickly propose projects, and pay your hired talent with their secure SafePay system. Like with Upwork and People Per Hour, you'll be able to narrow your search yourself. You will also be able to vet and interview potential candidates yourself.
Freelancer is a marketplace with a large amount of registered users and total posted jobs. Website development is a popular search category on Freelancer, so you will be able to browse through their pool of iOS freelancer profiles, vet and interview candidates yourself, and manage payments yourself. If you're looking for an affordable option, Freelancer might be a solution worth exploring.
11. Swift Jobs
Swift Jobs publishes only new iOS-related job listings, and while other job boards give you access to giant developer communities, iOS-specific job boards help you pinpoint iOS developers. Posting a job is relatively affordable, so this could be a great find if you're looking for iOS developers.
12. Find Bacon
Find Bacon is a job board aimed at eliminating the hassle of searching for design and development jobs. Find Bacon is an alternative to massive job boards and is highly affordable. They will work with your budget to create a 30-day posting for your project.
They also offer subscription packs that allow for multiple job postings a month. If you're a company looking to fill multiple positions or are planning on hiring freelancers on an ongoing basis, you may want to consider investing in a subscription pack for a niche job board like Find Bacon.
X-Team matches you with qualified iOS developers who receive mentorship and educational resources just for being a part of X-Team. Like Toptal and Gun.io, they do the heavy lifting of hiring, so you won't be saddled with having to rifle through resumes or preparing personalized interview scripts. If you're only looking to hire a team of iOS developers, X-Team might be your starting place.
RemoteOK.io is similar to We Work Remotely in many ways: it's a job board dedicated to remote jobs and mostly attracts professionals interested in software development and mobile app development. In addition, posting a job with RemoteOK allows your job ad a great deal of exposure at a slightly lower price than most.
15. Scalable Path
Scalable Path is here to help make every project you have a success. They start by getting to know your company and what you hope to achieve. That way, their project managers and iPhone app developers can quickly zero in on the right talent - and the right personalities - to bring your vision to life. With a proven history of matching clients and freelancers, they create strong working relationships that benefit both sides.