Software and web development are, no doubt, extremely popular nowadays. Almost all the companies want to have their own websites, online shops or other apps that can help to reach a lot of possible clients in spite of their location. So, there is nothing surprising in the fact that developers with the needed skills are in high demand.
At the same time companies that need professional development, have to struggle with another big problem – the costs of these services. Small and middle businesses are not able to pay a lot or create a development department in-house. In this case, the best option is to work with the outsourced skilled professionals and pay them only for the projects or spent time. One more brilliant idea is to search for such software guys abroad. It’s cheaper and easier. There are a lot of destinations where customers have dozens of opportunities to find appropriate pros. In this article, we will speak about the main reasons to hire developers in Ukraine.
Reason 1: a lot of different specialists
Ukraine is already well-known in the world as a hub of development specialists in different areas – from software and web development to mobile apps and game creation. According to estimations and statistics, nowadays in Ukraine, there are at least 15 top gaming companies that develop and publish gaming software with their own brand or for customers. An interesting fact is that many international gaming companies open their offices in big Ukrainian cities like Kyiv or Lviv. Among them are Ubisoft, Wargaming, Gameloft, and others.
Do you know such games as World of Tanks, Vikings, or Shadow Legends? They were partially or 100% created in Ukraine. This is a good sign that game developers in Ukraine have a really very good level of expertise.
Reason 2: statistics
During the last 5 years (from 2015 to 2020) the number of IT specialists in Ukraine doubled and raised from 90K to 180K. So, it’s easy to predict that in the future this tendency will be kept. The middle age of the developers in Ukraine is 28 years old. Taking into account that Ukraine is one of the world centers of outsourcing companies, most of the developers work in Outsourcing&ODC (around 58.9%), the rest are employed in startups, product development, and other projects.
Geographically, most of the developers are located in:
- Vinnytsa, etc.
The biggest companies run their offices in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv.
Software developers in Ukraine code on:
- Java (in spite of the fact that Java loses its positions as a world top programming language)
- C++ etc.
Ukrainian development companies publish thousands of job offers every month. For example, according to DNA325 Salary Map and DOU.ua in February 2021, 919 new job offers appeared on the website for frontend developers in Ukraine, 474 job offers for web developers, and in total around 500 offers for app developers.
Reason 3: costs
Ukraine is a popular country among IT customers from all over the world not only thanks to the high professionalism and expertise of the local developers. But also because of the low price. Let’s make a brief comparison.
For example in the USA, outsourced customer development may cost for big enterprise projects up to $350-$850 per hour. For middle and small projects the price may vary from $75 to $200 per hour of work. If you choose to work with a freelancer, the price per hour will be from $25 to $300.
Eastern European developers are a bit cheaper than American ones. For their work customers pay from $40 to $50 and hire. At the same time development cost in Ukraine is even lower and starts from $20-$30 per hour. So, Ukraine is the best option for hiring skilled professionals in different IT areas with good prices. Especially, when it comes to big and complicated projects.
In total, according to DOU, developers in Ukraine earn monthly from $700 to $5000 (June 2020). The salary depends on skills, experience, and programming languages.
Reason 4: flexibility
One more advantage of outsourced development in Ukraine is its flexibility. Customers may choose from a variety of suppliers or even separate specialists and find the variant that will fit all the requirements. For example, Ukrainian freelance developers may easily do simple projects, tests, or fix bugs.
For bigger tasks, it’s better and more comfortable to hire a dedicated development team in Ukraine that will work remotely and proceed with the whole project from the start to release. The customer doesn’t need to search for, find and contact such a team. There are special companies that may take over all the responsibility in this process. DNA325 is an expert in creating dedicated offshore development centers for international companies in Ukraine. We are ready to organize everything on the technical, financial, and economic level.
DNA325 has a lot of case studies with clients from all over the world. Contact us and we will provide you with all the information regarding your project.