It’s not just something we claim! Ukraine has been named by GSA as the best location for software development outsourcing. If that isn’t enough, IAOP had 17 out of 100 outsourcing companies listed as Ukrainian.
If you require more reasons to choose a qualified, reliable outsourcing company from Ukraine. We have some for you.
Quality per cost ratio
One thing that business owners have in common is that they are constantly on the lookout for the best price and the best quality. Ukraine offers both.
Salaries in Ukraine are not as high as those in the US and even other Western European countries. With that being said, they also have some of the highest levels of coding talent in the world.
In the past businesses would have turned to US outsourcers to develop their website but they weren’t able to because of the high costs. Once you overcome the initial fear of hiring a company overseas, you will discover freelancers who are inexpensive, able and dedicated to completing projects quickly.
Numerous technical specialists
Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe and is proud of its 160,000 programmers, especially if you consider its total population is similar to that of a large European city!
Ukraine doesn’t have the same problem as other countries in terms of the ever-increasing skill gap. You will find many qualified developers in the areas of PHP, Java and even less common areas such as AI are IoT specialists.
Agreeable time zones
Software development is a time-sensitive industry and you can’t afford to wait for your specialist to wake up on the other side of the world.
In some cases, you might need a few hours a day to communicate with an outsourcing company so you will need to find a company that overlaps some working hours. There is only a 2-hour time difference across Europe and from Ukraine to New York only a 6-hour difference.
It is a tough decision, depending on someone who you have never met and you are unable to just drive to their office to follow up on your project. As with any industry, there are plenty of examples of poor quality freelancers on the market.
IT outsourcing companies in Ukraine will not put up with any kind of unprofessional practice and expect high degrees of customer service and work ethic.
Those who have worked with Ukrainian developers are impressed with how independent they are. Once they receive the details of the task you will often not hear from them again until the work is finished, and to a better standard than expected.
Education in the field oftechnology
Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsia are home to some of the leading polytechnic universities and institutes, with thousands of students graduating each year. Back in the day, the Soviet tech universities were rated some of the best worldwide and Ukraine continued with their effective educational methods. They modernized older methods to increase the development of technology in their country.
Adding to the skilled workforce of Ukraine is the fact that 14% have two university degrees. And for those who chose not to go to university, there is a vast range of programming courses and internships.
The expanding IT community
Each year Ukraine hosts 10 tech events in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Dnipro where more than 800 people attend. In 2018, the IT Arena event celebrated 4000 attendees from a variety of IT industries. You can also attend an event just for IT outsourcing.
Through these meetings, conferences, and events, software programmers can learn from each other by sharing knowledge about everything from Java to blockchains. Studies have shown that 60% of developers in Ukraine will attend one of these events to improve their skill set.
The English language
Communication is utmost in order for projects and tasks to be completed successfully. It’s a two-way process, clients have to be able to explain the task and developers need to be able to express ideas. Most of this communication is going to be carried out in English.
Across Ukraine, 33% of people have an upper-intermediate level of English proficiency and 34% have an intermediate level. Based on the experience of some, communication with Ukraine developers was far easier than communicating with developers in Asia.
The benefits of the EuropeanUnion
As of 2017, Ukraine has been able to enjoy the advantages of the Schengen zone.
The fact that the Ukrainians enjoy a visa-free regime means that clients from other European countries don’t need to wait for any paperwork or approvals for their developers. This has had a massive and positive effect on local IT outsourcing.
Developers who are consistentand trustworthy
When you choose to outsource a task or project it is because you don’t have the time to complete it. It’s pointless outsourcing if you can’t rely on that person to do the job. It is even better if you can build a long-term relationship with that person.
Virtual assistants in Ukraine are able to carry out tasks like booking, social media management and data entry, tasks that are not necessarily ‘on-offs’. Once you have taken the time to train someone to work how you like, you would hope that you can work with them for a long time.
Follow the example of leadingcompanies.
If you choose to outsource your work to Ukraine you will be following in the footsteps of companies like Samsung, Siemens ad Magento. They too weighed out the pros and cons and chose Ukraine to reduce its operating costs.