Ukraine has the biggest and fastest-growing number of IT experts in Europe. Ukrainian IT community counts 166,000 professionals and ranks #4 in the world by the number of tech specialists. SkillValue recognized Ukrainian software engineers among the world’s best, with an average score index of 91.26%.
For the time being, there are over 2,000 software companies in Ukraine. It holds the first place in the Outsourcing Market in Eastern Europe ranking by Outsourcing Journal. Even though there are many product companies, most of them provide software development services in the form of outsourcing.
Constantly Developing and Expanding Market
Kyiv and Lviv are considered to be the main centres of IT development. Kyiv, as the capital city, provides jobs for almost 50 % of Ukrainian IT professionals. Lviv is the second-largest destination. According to Lviv IT cluster, the annual approximate growth rate of the IT industry here is 20%.
Currently, Lviv is a home for more than 300 IT companies, including Incora, that provide jobs for more than 22 000 engineers. In addition, Lviv has a large pool of talent. According to Lviv IT Cluster, around 4100 IT specialists graduate from Lviv universities annually.
No matter the IT service you need, mobile and web development, UI/UX design, QA and testing, IT consulting, big data and analytics, Ukraine definitely has what you’re looking for among its more than 1600 software development companies. As impressive as this number is, the quality isn’t compromised – Ukrainian IT companies cemented their places in almost all possible global Top 10s.
It worth noting, that almost all Ukrainian IT specialists have an intermediate and higher level of English, so you get only the well-done job, but also direct and transparent communication.
Skilled and Well Educated Workers
As the demand for tech talent increases, more and more people enter tech faculties, IT schools, or various traineeship programs. IT Ukraine Association stated that there are more than 20 000 tech graduates each year and there is a distinct tendency that this number will grow in the coming years.
To support graduates, numerous IT companies provide different courses and trainee positions. During the internship, young specialists get a chance to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Usually, after 3 months of intense training, the best students get a job offer for a junior professional. Incora also actively supports young engineers who are motivated to enter the industry. We provide challenging tasks and constant mentoring to boost skills and enable professional growth.
Ukrainian universities actively cooperate with Ukrainian IT Cluster and continuously introduce new tech programs. As of writing, 17 Ukrainian cities have their IT Clusters. Also, a great number of tech events are being organized, including IT Arena, iForum, JEEConf, GDG DevFest, Mobile Beach Conference, IT Weekend Ukraine, Agile EE Conference and others. Such events create a great platform for sharing knowledge and the latest innovations.
Recognition of Ukraine as IT outsourcing provider
During the last few years, Ukraine gained significant recognition as a global outsourcing provider of IT services. In 2018, Ukraine appeared in multiple international rankings. A number of Ukrainian companies were cited in Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP Companies included on the list demonstrated outstanding excellence and were judged on five critical characteristics: size and growth, customer references, certifications, programs for innovation, and corporate social responsibility.
Clutch, a data-driven platform that contains unbiased reviews, placed many Ukrainian development companies among top providers in various categories. Clutch enables you to compare businesses and solutions in a specific market and see each company’s profile. Besides, A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, placed Ukraine among the top 50 countries by the volume of outsourcing activities.
The tendency of future growth
Ukrainian IT market is constantly expanding. As outsourcing remains very popular, a lot of companies choose experienced, well-priced, and committed freelancers from Ukraine, especially when it comes to IT services. According to numerous research sources, the number of tech students and market demand steadily increases worldwide.
Ukraine remains to be a favorite outsourcing destination of global companies. For example, Microsoft, Huawei, Samsung, Ring, and Oracle have outsourced in Ukraine. It also is the home of the world-known startups: PetCube, Gitlab, YouTeam, AXDRAFT, People.ai, and Earth.ai are the Ukrainian startups that managed to get into Y Combinator. And Grammarly has recently become the first Ukrainian unicorn startup.
It’s not all about the country that you choose to outsource to, you need to be sure that you’re choosing the right company, not only with a skilled team, bet which shares your values and is open to an actual partnership. It requests for research and thorough planning.
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