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Arc is a community-based freelance developer platform run out of the U.S. that offers employers access to a global talent pool of top-tier developers, of which 1,400 live in the U.K. The company has a strict vetting process that only 1.1% of applicants pass and has a reputation for providing high-quality candidates.

The platform is well-trusted in the industry and promises to help you hire within three days. Employers in the U.K. can choose to hire developers full-time and pay a platform fee based on a year's salary, or hire freelancers and pay per hour.


  • London-based startup Factmata has used Arc to recruit developers.
  • The platform has over 1,400 developers living in the U.K. in the talent pool.
  • Freelancer profiles have ratings, improving your chances of accessing top talent.
  • The platform has a very quick hiring turnaround.
  • Arc handles all paperwork between employer and freelance developer.
  • Job posts are promoted on popular social media channels.


  • Employers are not able to input multimedia in job posts.
  • The site does not offer local customer support.
  • The platform lacks a resume database for employers to browse through.


Arc has a Trustpilot score of 4.2 stars. Of more than 100 reviews, the vast majority of users said Arc had excellent customer service and that the platform is user-friendly.

Arc also features client testimonials on its website.

How to Post a Job on Arc:

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How to Post a Job on Arc:

Three easy steps for posting a job on Arc.


Posting a job on Arc.


Click on "Hire developers."

Click on "Hire developers."

Go to the Arc website and click on the "Hire developers" button toward the top-right corner of the page.


Create an account.

Create an account.

Ensure that the "I am a company" tile is selected in the pop-up window, click on "Sign up with email," and complete the online form. Then, click on "Sign up."

Alternatively, you can sign in with your Google account.

Complete your profile by entering some more details about your company. Then, click on "Continue."


Start the hiring process.

Start the hiring process.

Select "Full-time employee" or "Freelance developer," depending on your hiring need, add the required technical skills for the job, indicate your budget, and click on "Continue." Then, select a date and time for an Arc hiring consultant to contact you to learn more about your hiring needs and find the best candidate matches for your job opening.

Arc vs. Upwork:

Upwork is a popular platform with a wide talent pool. It is cost-effective, has great features, and is easy to use. However, the consistency of the quality of professionals on Upwork varies greatly. Arc has a strict vetting process that ensures only the best quality in candidates and is the better option for hiring developers.

Arc vs. is the U.K.'s leading job board and while it advertises general vacancies, it has thousands of software developer jobs and is a great option for finding local developers. However, companies are more likely to find better quality developers on Arc due to its strict vetting process.

Arc vs. CW Jobs:

CW Jobs is a costly platform, but it is a leading resource for local tech jobs, attracting hundreds of thousands of developers. It is easier to find high-quality developers on Arc because of its vetting process, but if you want local talent specifically, CW Jobs might be the better option, as ARC only has 1,400 locals onboard.

Key Information

Legal Name



Weiting Liu

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2013


555 Bryant St., Palo Alto, California 94301 USA




How can I edit or delete a job posting on Arc?

If you need to change or delete your job listing, contact your engagement manager via email.

How much does Arc cost?

For full-time hires, the platform offers a HireAI plan for US$399.00 per month, with a premium plan that's billed on a pay-per-hire basis.

For freelance work, employers pay the freelancer an hourly rate agreed upon for each project. According to Arc, developers charge between US$60.00 and US$100.00+ per hour.

How is Arc different from other freelancing platforms?

Unlike other freelance websites, Arc is a community-based platform that offers access to over 400,000 developers and 8,000 vetted experts. It has over 1,400 U.K.-based developers.

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