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Why choose Ukrainian company for Development? The main advantages to opt for Ukrainian developers and software engineers.

Nov 22, 2016
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Ukraine is the best destination for you to employ any ideas in Web and Mobile software. Thanks to its abundance of highly-skilled engineers, Ukraine has become a leading software provider in Europe. The country offers a rich list of advantages that can be divided into four groups:  location, labor pool, work approach and national mentality.

We’ve researched each of these benefits in order to get to the essence of Ukrainian software market!


  •  Suitable time-zone Ukrainian time-zone is only one hour ahead of Europe and intersects with Australian and American time-zones, so you can get in touch with outsourced developers team with no impact on your own working schedule.

In other words, Ukraine’s location allows better operational monitoring, and gives an ease in communication and project control.

  • Recruitment capabilities – The absence of strong legal restrictions or trade unions makes Ukraine one of the Top 3 outsourcing destinations.

Ukraine is recognized as one of the best countries to outsource Web & Mobile development. Despite all political instabilities, the Ukrainian software market is growing rapidly. For now, it’s the only sector of the Ukrainian economy that is immune to the political and economic fluctuations. The sector is showing steady growth, that results in an increased number of jobs and salaries among the developers.

  • No rigorous visa requirements – Easy to apply and obtain a work permit/residence for foreigners.

Ukraine is the largest country located in Eastern Europe. As it located on the crossroad of the Europe – Russia – Central Asia – Middle East trade routes, the country appears to be an ideal place to establish a management center that controls entire business activity in the region.

  • Western orientation – Ukrainian software engineering industry is focused on the USA, European Union, and Australia market.

Major Ukrainian software companies have a partnership with recognized brands and leaders in the Internet industry. They are cooperating with Microsoft, Skype, Deutsche Bank, Apple, Bosch, Ebay, Dell, Microsoft, and IBM. More than hundred global major tech firms conduct R&D activities in Ukraine.

Ammount of registered software engineering companies in Ukraine

There are over 15,000 registered software engineering companies in Ukraine, most of them are integrated into the western business world. Visa and Uber invest in Ukraine and they tend to increase their influence on the market pouring latest electronic, marketing and management trends into the country.

I believe that modern Ukraine has one of the best value-cost balance among typical offshore locations. If you examine its geographical location, the cost of engineering resources, national educational level, the maturity of its hi-tech ecosystem, and its cultural specifics and taxation terms, you will struggle to find a better place in which to extend your team.


Labor pool

The professional workforce is the second major driver for the booming  software products development in Ukraine. Proficiency and intelligence of country’s engineers are the key elements for great results.

There are over 90,000 tech workers, including 50,000 software developers on the market. By 2020, Ukraine’s software engineers pool is expected to surpass the 200,000 mark.

Thanks to high expertise of Ukrainian developers, the country retains leadership in Eastern Europe by volumes of orders in the region. Not to mention competitors: Russia, Poland and Belarus.

The country ranks 4th in the world by the number of professionals after the United States, India, and Russia. Compared to Central and Eastern Europe, Ukraine is number one in terms of the size of its labor force engaged in software engineering.

Map with ranking by programmers efficiency

  • Strong skillset – Ukrainian software engineers and freelancers are skilled in a variety of technologies and often are familiar with multiple programming languages.
  • Education – Thanks to the educational model with an equal interest in humanities and natural science, CIS engineers are well-known for their spacious mind and unconventional approach to problem-solving.

Map The quantity of graduates in Ukraine

At least 80% of Ukrainian specialists hold a bachelor degree. Over 80% of them are under the age of 30. That Y-generation is literally obsessed with technical innovations and implement all novelties.

In addition, staff members in Ukrainian companies are good in English that will make communication process easier.


Work Approach

  • Affordable pricesCompared to those cheaper outsourcing destinations like India, Philippines or China, Ukraine provides a superior price/quality ratio.

The distribution of hourly wages on programming by country

Compared to Western countries, with the average price tag ranging from 60$ to 100$ per hour, the developers from Easter Europe are paid about 25$ to 50$ per hour.  

  • Tech-savvy – Ukrainians are up-to-date with recent innovations, because of their location and western-oriented minds. The broadband here is obscenely cheap and reliable, so there will be no issue in terms of connection to the outsourcing team.
  • Security – is one of the biggest risks that a company takes with outsourcing. Insurance of copyright is the main goal. Unlike Chinese law, Ukrainian legislation system guarantees copyright and has regulatory systems in place that enforce all NDA commitments.
  • Efficiency – It can be proved by many successful results and implementations. A good example is Grammarly and Viewdle startup, which developed the Face Detection technology, that has become a part of Google.



Ukrainians have the ability, despite from many others, to think from client’s perspective. You won’t have any cultural barriers and our communication in traditional Western style always fulfills with a sense of humor, but handles serious approach anyway.

Many Ukraine software development companies provide “full-stack” development, mobile development, quality assurance. Therefore you can entrust the whole life-cycle of the project to one company.

Cultural similarities allow you to find the most reasonable solutions in more collaborative and less process-driven environment. Compared to other great developer hubs such as India or China, Ukraine has less cultural differences with their counterparts. So you can be sure that Ukrainians are capable of implementing any top-notch ideas in reality.

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Alexandra is a Business Manager with solid experience in client communications, team management, product management. She’s driving force and soul of every project completed by GBKSOFT!

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Dec 29, 2016 at 4:02 AM

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