Due to its booming tech ecosystem, Ukraine is becoming a top IT outsourcing destination in Europe. Ukrainian software developers are among the top 5 in the world due to their strong tech expertise, knowledge of emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, and their high English proficiency level. 

Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, Skype, Boeing, IBM, and other tech giants already outsource their services to Ukraine. Here are the 8 best reasons why you should hire software developers from Ukraine. 

A large pool of tech professionals 

Software developers in Ukraine rank among the top 5 in the world. There are more than 200,000 IT specialists in Ukraine and software development is the most popular and advanced field. 

Ukrainian software developers are skilled in various technologies and some of the most popular programming languages are JavaScript, Java, C#, Python, and PHP. Furthermore, Ukraine ranks 1st in the world for the number of C++ engineers and Unity3D game developers, second when it comes to JavaScript, Magento, and Scala developers, and third for the number of Python, Node.js, ASP.NET, Ruby, and PHP developers. 

Strong educational system 

With 402 universities and colleges, Ukraine has more science graduates per year than many other countries such as Sweden, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, and Belgium.

More than 36,000 students graduate each year with IT degrees. And Ukraine is among the top 10 countries in the world by the number of construction, engineering, and manufacturing graduates.

Growth of software development companies

The number of Ukrainian software development companies is more than 1,300 in 2020, offering everything when it comes to software development – web and mobile development, UI and UX design, R&D services, IT consulting, quality assurance and testing, big data, and much more. 

More than a hundred multinational R&D centers

Ukraine is home to more than a hundred global tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, IBM, Siemens, Oracle, Boeing, and others. All that makes Ukraine one of the top 50 most innovative economies in the world. 

Vibrant IT community

With many major tech events each year, IT communities, large annual conferences, and plenty of smaller tech events, IT professionals in Ukraine have the opportunity to network, share experiences, and learn about best practices from the leaders in the IT industry. 

High level of English proficiency 

Approximately 85% of tech workers in Ukraine have at least an intermediate level of English proficiency. Most companies offer free English classes for software developers plus they often work with clients from overseas so they start practicing early in their careers. 

Similar culture 

The culture and work ethics in Ukraine is very similar to the Western which is important especially when you communicate directly with the developers. Ukrainian software developers are open to challenges and get personally involved in the projects they are working on, spend extra time developing their skills, and are interested in facilitating the success of the projects. 

Great outsourcing rates

Ukraine offers more competitive outsourcing rates when compared to other European countries such as Belarus, Poland, and the Czech Republic, with a much larger IT talent pool. The average software developer salary in Ukraine is between $1,400 and $3,300 monthly – much lower than the rates in Western Europe and the US.