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 1,428 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. Employers in the United Kingdom 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.
The platform is well-trusted in the industry and promises to help you hire within three days. Finding a developer is made easier by the user-friendly platform, and a job post costs between US$0.00 and US$300.00.
- London-based startup Factmata has used Arc to recruit developers.
- The platform offers U.K. employers access to a pool of pre-screened candidates.
- 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.
- The hiring process is fast and user-friendly.
- Arc offers a free job posting option.
- Job posts are promoted on popular social media channels.
- The platform has over 1,000 developers living in Canada in the talent pool.
- You cannot add multimedia to your job posts.
- You can only contact freelancers via email.
- The free job posting option is limited to jobs under 10 hours.
- No pricing information in pounds sterling.
There are no U.K.-specific reviews of Arc, but the company does have a Trustpilot score of 4.5 stars. Of the 66 reviews on Trustpilot, most celebrated Arc's excellent customer service and user experience. Client testimonials on the Arc website speak mostly of the quality of candidates Arc has and how easy and seamless the hiring process is.
The CEO of Factmata, Dhruv Ghulati, said in his testimonial that "Arc allowed Factmata to finish its project on a short deadline ... due to its range of developers with very specialized skill sets."
How to Post a Job on Arc:
Four easy steps on how to post a job ad on Arc.
Posting a Job Ad on Arc.
Sign in to your account.
Navigate to the Arc website and click "Log In" in the top-right corner. A pop-up sign-in form will appear. Sign in under "Employer." To create an account, follow the steps below.
Click "Hire a Developer" next to "Log in" on the homepage.
Fill in your email and full name.
Create a password.
Click "Sign Up."
Answer a few questions about your company and what you are looking for.
Create your job ad.
Once you've logged into your account, briefly describe your job in the block provided. Make sure that you provide a detailed job description that outlines the requirements and responsibilities of the role.
Schedule a call with an Arc representative.
Enter your phone number to request a professional call with an Arc representative. Arc will then arrange interviews between you and the shortlisted candidates.
Work with your engagement manager.
Once you've made your decision, an engagement manager will be assigned to take care of the paperwork and payment.
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. Reed:
Reed is the U.K.'s leading job board and while it is a general job site, unlike Arc, it has thousands of software developer jobs and is a great option for finding local developers to hire. It is also cheaper than Arc. However, you are more likely to find better quality developers on Arc due to its vetting process.
Arc vs. CW Jobs:
CW Jobs is more expensive, but it is a leading resource for local tech jobs, attracts hundreds of thousands of developers, and is trusted by 560 companies. It is easier to find high-quality developers on Arc because of its vetting process, but if you want local talent specifically, it only has 1,400 locals onboard.
How can I create an account on Arc?
Click "Get Started" in the top right corner of the homepage and fill in the required fields.
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.
How much does Arc cost?
It costs between US$0.00 and $300.00 to post a job on Arc.
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 1,428 U.K.-based developers.