DAXX in its report on the attractiveness of different countries in terms of IT outsourcing for 2021 named Ukraine the # 1 IT offshore company in Eastern Europe and the best in the world for hiring programmers. Reason: access to one of the largest talent pools and low rates.
“59% of global companies hire offshore programmers to optimize software development costs. And although in different countries the rates are from offshore developers, the savings can reach from 40% to 70%. For example, the average hourly rate for a senior developer in the United States is $65 - 130, while in Ukraine it is about $30 - $60, ”Daxx noted.
Recall that Daxx is a Dutch IT company with 4 development centers in Ukraine: in Kiev, Kharkov, Dnipro and Lvov. The company creates and develops distributed teams of software development engineers for corporate clients and startups and actively promotes its services for hiring IT specialists in Ukraine for clients in the United States and Western Europe. In December 2020, Grid Dynamics bought Daxx, after which the total staff amounted to about 1000 IT specialists in Ukraine.
Best quality for your price
According to Daxx, the average hourly rate of a Ukrainian developer ranges from $30– $60, and for a customer Ukraine is the best choice in terms of price and quality.
Rate Junior developer in Ukraine — $19 - $25
Rate of a middle developer in Ukraine — $26 - $38
Rate of a senior developer in Ukraine — $39 - $60
In Poland, the average rates are $43-65, in Brazil and Argentina $35 - 50, in India and China about $19 - 40, and in Egypt and South Africa — $25 - 45.
As noted in Daxx, Ukraine is the fastest growing country in its region in terms of IT. This is the largest talent market after Poland, but with noticeably lower rates.
All this, as well as the high rate of filling vacancies, makes Ukraine the #1 choice in Eastern Europe and the best IT offshore according to Daxx.
Why is Ukraine the best direction for offshore development?
The main benefit of hiring offshore developers in Ukraine is that you will have access to the second largest pool of technical talent in Eastern Europe. Other advantages include the speed of hiring and the lower cost of hiring a developer.