Following the recent statistics, the European technical talent pool is rapidly growing and is willing to reach more than 1 million developers. Ukraine and Poland are supposed to be two of the largest centers where all these developers reside.
If the Polish software development market only begins to grow and develop, then Ukrainian software companies are recognized as the top all over the world. There are numerous well-known brands that trusted the development of their solution to the Ukrainian outsourcing developers at a time when these large businesses were just startups. Among them, we would like to mention Grammarly, Gitlab, and others.
In this article, we are going to provide a general overview of the two biggest IT markets in Europe: Ukraine and Poland. We’ll make a comparison of both of them and see which option is justified.
IT outsourcing in Poland
The software development market in Poland is at its prime now. Today, the number of Polish outsourcing companies counts about 50000, however, only 800 provide custom software development services. The IT industry in Poland is only entering the worldwide market and its rapid growth is caused by the high demand for IT outsourcing services in Poland.
IT outsourcing market in Ukraine
Currently, Ukraine is becoming one of the largest software development centers in Europe. The number of outsourcing development companies in Ukraine has already reached 5000 and continues to rise. The companies are mostly located in the biggest Ukrainian cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Dnipro.
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Benefits of choosing Ukraine
All the features of outsourcing in Ukraine we counted above actually create the complete picture of the Ukrainian IT market and reveal its benefits. Along with the most reasonable rates and strong talent pool, Ukrainian outsourcing companies offer deep technical and functional expertise. They consider all the latest tech trends with no exception and adopt these technologies in order to be able to use them for building new solutions. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, telehealth, IoT, the Internet of Everything (IoE), and many other demanding technologies are becoming common things for Ukrainian developers.
Furthermore, Ukrainian software companies are the technical partners for companies and organizations of diverse industries among which are healthcare (which is being digitally transformed right now), finances, trading, retail, manufacturing, social network, and so on.
And the last thing we would like to note is the quality of software products Ukrainian outsourcing developers build. Most Ukrainian software companies care a lot about customer satisfaction as their business growth actually depends on it. So Ukrainian outsourcing specialists create top-notch software solutions while taking full responsibility.
Polish IT outsourcing vs. Ukrainian IT outsourcing
Taking everything into account, we would like to finally compare which one deserves to be chosen – the Ukrainian or the Polish outsourcing market. These criteria are not official but they perfectly illustrate the state of outsourcing services in Ukraine and Poland in order to lighten your choice.
Biggest IT clusters
As you may already know, Ukrainian developers and Polish developers unite in a kind of IT community that is commonly named IT clusters. A single IT cluster usually gathers the software development companies located within one city. It is a great opportunity to share experience, knowledge, conduct workshops and other kinds of meetings. Such communities provide a great opportunity to learn the worldwide software market better in order to offer customers more innovative services; to start new corporations and contribute to the particular software market, and so on.
Talking about Ukrainian IT communities, it counts about 20 active IT clusters from the largest cities to the small regions.
Polish IT hubs are mostly concentrated in the biggest cities of the country which are Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw.
Number of software development companies
The Ukrainian IT market is actively growing and developing. The Ukrainian outsourcing companies are working tirelessly on improving their services and policies. Now there are more than 5000 software companies in Ukraine to which worldwide companies entrust outsource development. The growing number of software development companies in Ukraine clearly illustrates that outsourcing services are in high demand in diverse industries.
If we speak about the Polish market, the number of software development companies is much lower as it equals 3000 and the Polish IT market is supposed to be young compared to the Ukrainian. Moreover, Polish developers mostly work at foreign companies as developers and only some Polish software companies produce custom solution development.
Tech talent pool number
The Ukrainian IT community reaches more than 200000 highly skilled developers. The average rate among Ukrainian outsourcing specialists starts from $35 per working hour. For comparison, the rate in other European countries, particularly Poland, the price range begins from $40-$50 and even more.
Talking about the Polish software development companies, the hourly rates start from $43-45 and can go up to $65. Consequently, the Polish development rates are well above the Ukrainian ones, however, the Ukrainian development companies have been providing high-quality IT outsourcing services.
According to our research, the outsourcing rates among Polish software development companies range between $20 and $75 per hour. If you choose one of the outsourcing companies in Poland, the average minimum software development rate will be $43 while the maximum average will be $65.
Besides custom software development, Ukrainian outsourcing companies are trusted to conduct R&D for the business companies famous all over the world. The development centers are mostly located in the largest Ukrainian cities. Among the companies that hold the R&D departments, we would like to mention GBKSOFT, Softserve, Epam, and others.
R&D is inevitable in any industry as it helps to analyze the current state of the workflows and research the competitors in order to stay in business and implement innovations. The number of Ukrainian R&D centers is equal to 110 and they cooperated with such worldwide companies as Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Boeing, and many others. Poland’s software market counts about 400 R&D centers that conduct research for such brands as Google, Shell, IBM, and others.
All in all
In conclusion, the Ukrainian and Polish outsourcing companies are in demand among many countries all over the world. Both of them offer high-grade services at the most reasonable prices. However, the Ukrainian IT market is considered to be more mature which means more experienced and wider. Of course, we cannot speak for every Ukrainian software development company.
At GBKSOFT, we provide the Ukrainian outsourcing teams to deliver the services of the highest quality and constantly work on their improvements. we fully focus on our customers` needs and are ready to adjust the conditions to provide excellent and fruitful cooperation. Our outsourcing developers ensure the delivery of high-grade software solutions that 100% match your requirements and expectations. We are responsible for our services and guarantee you a pleasant experience while developing software with GBKSOFT.
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