Tap into our technical expertise with our Team Augmentation Service. We can help you attain your business objectives by working alongside you as a seamless extension of your own in-house team, on-demand.
How we can help you
The demand for talented IT contract staff is higher than ever and the IT skills marketplace in the UK is extremely competitive. With a company only as good as its team members, finding the right fit is imperative. No matter how exceptional your in-house team, it can be a struggle to scale to deliver on tight deadlines, sudden high demands or to cover knowledge gaps when they arise.
Team augmentation skips recruitment agencies or the time-intensive effort of sourcing candidates in-house. It provides you with a service to expedite you through the traditional contract hiring process so you directly get the experts you need.
With our team augmentation service we back up your in-house IT team with software developers and experts on-site, and working remotely, based at our own offices.
From three months to several years, our team members are working for clients across the UK helping to deliver enterprise projects, particularly in .NET & Azure custom software development, SQL Server database development and administration, and BizTalk systems implementation and development.
Our team augmentation uses a tried and tested model which allows clients to supplement their existing in-house teams with skilled, reliable and flexible resources.
Short or long-term resources are a vital staffing supplement for new or established enterprises. Use our technical experts for as little as three months to a few years, to cover the peaks and troughs of demand.
We can provide experts in:
- SQL Server
- BizTalk Server
- Power Platform
- SharePoint Server
- Cloud migration
- System integration
- Business Intelligence
- Application modernization
Why Team Augmentation
Whether you are struggling to bring in the right contract tech talent on time, have a key knowledge gap to fill, or a project with an aggressive timeline to meet, we can provide you with the experts you need to solve the problem.
Instant expertise: Give your team instant expertise, with highly skilled Microsoft Certified developers, be it to aid in a tight deadline or to fill a vital knowledge gap.
Flexible: Acquire team members for only the amount of time you need them. Whether it is three months, six months or two years, our resources can be there just when you need them.
Scalable: Add as many team members as your needs dictate, be it one or one hundred, scale up or down as required to meet demands.
The Benefits of Team Augmentation:
One of the main observable benefits of staff augmentation is the ability to scale up and scale down on demand. Any IT Manager knows the burden on the in-house IT team of tight deadlines, sudden urgent priorities or unexpected emergencies. When your team are already busy full-time with day-to-day support, application management or in-progress development, how can they cope suddenly with more? That is where you need scalable, on-demand resources to seamlessly join your team.
- Reduced operational, hiring or recruitment costs
- An in-house team which can rapidly scale up or down as needed
- Get urgent tasks completed quickly
- Skip the distracting and time-consuming process of hiring developers
- Bring in technical expertise just when you need it
- Let your in-house developers continue with day-to-day tasks during times of high demand
- Give your organisation more time to strengthen your core business processes
- Staffing services keep IT costs down
- Avoid time on ‘people management’
- Give your IT management time to better plan and innovate
- Remove overwork and constant burden on your valuable IT resources
- Introduce new skills into the team
How Team Augmentation is Done by Ballard Chalmers
Tell us what you need! Our Team Augmentation service begins with a minimum three-month contract and ends when you decide.
Our placement service can provide you with individuals or a whole team of Microsoft Certified Professionals who have specialist expertise across the Microsoft Enterprise Platform stack, including .NET & Azure, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, BizTalk Server and Xamarin, as well as the latest in technologies such as AI and Cognitive Services, and Machine Learning.
When we provide contract staff for you, we skip no details, going through a rigorous recruitment process, the same full hiring process as we use to hire internally. This always ensures the engineer has suitable skills, lives locally and is capable of working and integrating with your team. Technically all our engineers must pass coding tests as well as a face to face interview.
Part of your in-house team
We recognise that it is extremely important that our resources become a part of your in-house team, rather than feeling like a third-party intrusion. By focusing on integrating into your team, many barriers are removed which often plague distributed agile teams.
All our resources are UK based, meaning they speak the same language, work the same hours and can be present in your offices. No surprises!
Whether the resource has worked for us for years or has recently joined the team, we always ensure they are fully oriented in our offices, with their line manager and the rest of the team. Ensuring the engineer operates off our policies is vital. Working for you, they are a member of our team too and expected to uphold the policies and standards we hold dear.
Our resources are your resources
Collaboration between us and your management team is vital as the experience should be as one team. Once the engineer or developer starts working with you in-house, you will be able to incorporate them into your team and run them as you would the rest of your staff. But as an additional resource, our Service Delivery Manager maintains regular communication to ensure they are delivering to your expectations and are contented with their work.
Our approach has been refined over many years of working with clients and you can be certain that our resources will be an integral part of your team, hard-working, competent and delivering the level of quality you expect.
Why Ballard Chalmers
We are Microsoft technology experts, and team augmentation through us does not compare to a recruitment agency. We are the experts, and when we hire, we hire experts who we know will deliver – no question.
Heritage:We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. With over 30 years’ industry experience developing, software consulting, resourcing and supporting enterprises, we know how to find the right developer for you.
Expertise:As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers and finding the right team member for you is no different. Skip the recruitment agencies and benefit from our years of experience, rapidly getting a seamless extension of your team.
Experience:We have a long track record of successfully delivering team augmentation to enterprises. We implement this service as though we are hiring a team member for ourselves – which means only the best technical talent for the job.
Microsoft Gold Partners:Only the top Microsoft Partners attain Microsoft competencies and Gold demonstrates best-in-class. We have met extensive technology requirements and our engineers bring that to your team.
If I need new people now, I go to Ballard Chalmers first and request a resource assignment from our non-permanent labour department. Their resources have proven to be a highly successful addition to our team.
Project Manager, Transport for London