In modern-day reality, not only major corporations can afford to have a personal website or an app. On the contrary, more and more medium-sized and small businesses today try to create their own digital products. But when it comes to these products development, a need incompetent IT professionals arises. What is better: to use inner resources, or look for outsourced developers? Here are some convincing numbers for you to consider.
- over 30% of major IT products are outsourced;
- 89% customers stay pleased with the results;
- an average price for outsourcing services in this sphere varies from $15 to 150.
Many companies that opt for the services of third-party companies have a reasonable question: what country to choose for hiring IT specialists. Let’s review Ukraine as one of possible highly promising options and compare it with the UK.
Prices in Ukraine are twice as low as in the UK. If we take pay per hour, the maximum cost of one hour of a highly qualified Ukrainian specialist is $50. A specialist of the similar qualification in the UK will estimate his or her services at $100. Well, but what about quality? Here are some more statistics:
- According to Gartner, Ukraine ranks first in Eastern Europe in terms of price/quality ratio.
- 300 technical universities in Ukraine prepare 36 thousand graduates per year. For the UK these figures are 100 and 27 thousand respectively.
- In Ukraine, there are 1000+ companies, providing services in IT outsourcing. In the UK there are about 260 of them.
2. Major Players in IT Market Trust Ukraine
It’s not a secret that many serious companies outsource services in Ukraine. But some of them take a further step and move their headquarters or open representative offices in the territory of this country. The brightest examples are Playtech – the leading gambling software developer, Samsung with its R&D center in Kiev, Wargaming, Gameloft, and others. The reason is evident: low living costs. Renting an office in Ukrainian capital is more than 10 times cheaper than renting an office of the same class anywhere in Britain.
3. A Lot of Successful Startups
Ukrainian specialists create working startups that become well-known in the world’s IT arena – this is a fact. As of today, the number of international-level projects, including the outsourced ones, developed by Ukrainian specialists has exceeded 2000. Here are just some examples: Nimses social network, Teleport app, Grammarly service, DepositPhotos stock service, MacPaw cleaner and many, many others.
4. No Time Zones Problems and Similar Mentality
Of course, these are not major reasons to outsource serviced in Ukraine, but they are important when it comes to direct communication. You want to keep in touch with your partners in working hours, not in the night, right? With Ukraine, it is not a problem, as the time shift between London and Kiev is only 2 hours. As for mentality, Ukrainians are open to communication and cooperation with western partners, so you’ll hardly ever face any barriers.
5. State Support
Finally, the fifth reason to outsource IT services in Ukraine is a flexible legislative system of the country and ease of integrating the business into the legal system of the country. Firstly, foreign companies, ordering IT services, do not pay any inner taxes. Secondly, foreign entities can seamlessly open subsidiaries and representative offices in the territory of the country – the law system of Ukraine is flexible enough in this relation. Thirdly, intellectual property in Ukraine is protected by the recently established Intellectual Property Court, so you can be quiet about your rights for outsourced services.
Nataliia Kharchenko is a Technical Writer at Cleveroad. It is web and mobile app development company in Ukraine. We are focused on helping startups, small, and medium businesses create competitive and winning software. I enjoy bringing a digital world closer to people and writing about technology, mobile apps, innovations, and progressive management models.