IT Outsourcing is becoming more and more popular in Ukraine. At the same time, it is expected to keep increasing in the near future. Usually, Ukrainian IT companies are popular destinations for USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, Australia and Israel. Each year the Ukrainian outsourcing market growing approximately 18% according to the Dou.ua
The main reason for that – the easy entry to the industry. The second important reason – salary, which is high in comparison to the average Ukrainian salary. Ukrainian IT boom creates a special atmosphere which motivates the best people from different fields to enter IT. At the same time IT field is very popular with youth.
What makes Ukrainian IT outsourcing different?
Ukrainian IT outsourcing combines in itself European-mind and high temper to work. You can find a lot of stories from switchers who switched their previous jobs to the IT field and become a developer, designer, IT manager, but previously they worked even on non-intersecting specialization. Usually, Ukrainians are very hard-working people. Often you will see that they try to adapt to your way of making business. What is also good, IT outsourcing field built strong competition, that is one more reason for Ukraian IT companies to make more for their clients
What to outsource to Ukraine?
Of course, you can outsource everything. But, the most rapidly growing is the outsourcing of web development \ software development. Even in small towns, there are highly professional teams who make complex projects. The region doesn’t matter everywhere in Ukraine the Internet is strong. But, in Kyiv the companies can find more specialists for hiring that is why the biggest companes usually has offices in Kyiv. The drawback of Kyiv’s IT companies that they might be more expancive than the companies which are based in other cities.
The most popular programming languages in Ukrainian IT companies –
Popular positions in Ukranian IT copmanies – december 2018
Average age of developers depending on the programming language –
Average work experience for different positions – December 2018
Usually, in Ukrainian IT companies, technical specialists are not fluently speaking the English language, more often the communication is done by the project manager whos work is planning the work and communicate with clients. You will frequently hear something like: “in our company, the communication is going through the project manager”
In general, that doesn’t influence the process of product creation in a bad way, in contrary, the developer has more time to make the code, by not spending time for communication.
What can stop you to outsource to Ukraine ?
Political situation in Ukraine is far from ideal. But at the same time it is not critical. Ususally all agreements are signed according to th client’s country law.
The war on the Donbas
The war in Ukraine are based in one region and does not go beyond the Doneck region. In all other regions the situation is stable. It is very similar to the situation in Israel.
Ukraine is far from your country, you want to find someone local
Some people afraid to work with Ukraine because the country is far from them and they have a thoughts that it would be hard to control the team.
In contrary, there a big number of tools that could help you to check the process of working. A lot of clients come to Ukraine to visit a team before they sign the agreement. That is also very usufull way. That helps to see the real life of the team, personal meeting the first step to build the trust.
Ukrainian IT Outsourcing market already very rich with
Statiststics from Dou.ua