Nowadays, advanced communication technologies allow us to get in touch with anyone anywhere in the world. These technologies also make it possible to hire and collaborate for many years with a dedicated software development team in Ukraine. You can contact them at any time and get an immediate answer to your question or make an appointment via video conference to discuss plans and clarify results.
Instant Access to the Best Technicians
When you need a specific service, technology or expertise, you don't need to set up a separate IT department to meet those needs. You can contact your IT service provider with the appropriate request, delegate the task to remote developers, and in the meantime, switch to more strategic business tasks yourself.
It's important to provide the contractor with clear and transparent requirements to avoid misunderstandings in the future and stick to your plan.
Control Over the Project at Your Fingertips
By hiring a remote developer, you not only strengthen your project with advanced technical expertise, but also gain the ability to manage your budget more wisely. Compared to developers in the US and Western Europe, Ukrainian developers are more affordable for a variety of reasons, such as the standard of living in Ukraine, the average salary level in the country, etc. But it is not only the cost of services that matters here, you also will not spend money on maintaining the workplace, paying taxes and benefits, finding and hiring a developer, etc. All the hassle of hiring is taken care of by the IT service provider.
Please watch out when trying to find the cheapest remote development company - cheap does not always mean quality. Pay attention to how technically savvy your future developers are, conduct detailed technical interviews, give test assignments, and choose the company that best meets the needs of your business.
- Ukraine is a leader in cybernetics and natural language processing;
- 100+ global companies have their R&D centers in Ukraine, which means - they trust us and think it's necessary to work with Ukraine.
Country's Potential and Business Climate to Grow Your Business
Some well-known startups, such as Grammarly, Gitlab, and Restream, are from Ukraine. Ukraine's potential is such that according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index, the country is one of the top 60 most innovative countries in the world, while Ukraine ranked 29th in the Global Startup Rankings.
Ukraine is interested in building profitable business relationships with Western countries, so international relations are a priority, and outsourcing is commonplace in the industry. Ukraine as a whole creates favorable conditions for investment because the IT industry is crucial to the national economy. IT is the most exported service in Ukraine, accounting for 8.3% of the country's exports of goods and services worth $60.4 billion, and Ukraine's largest R&D partner is the U.S. (45% of companies surveyed).
As for taxes, Ukraine has a simplified taxation system. In this respect, the government also seeks to create favorable conditions for foreign customers and encourages foreign investment (see the paragraph on startups and R&D centers of 100+ international companies).
Ukraine Has a Convenient Geographical Location for Interaction
We Have a Pro-Western Culture and Mindset to Facilitate Cooperation with Foreign Clients
Every major city in Ukraine has an IT cluster that holds events to help local developers grow professionally. There are also regular thematic events to share experience and knowledge, among the most famous are iForum, Lviv IT Arena, PyCon Ukraine, Dev_Challenge, but there are also many more niche and smaller events in each city and company.
High-end Education of Ukrainian Technicians for Your Benefit
English is the first foreign language that every technical specialist, who aims for professional growth, strives to master. According to a survey on Dou.ua, about 80% of Ukrainian IT specialists speak English well, and 35% of them are fluent. Developers in Ukraine are motivated to improve their knowledge of English because it makes them more competitive and increases the cost of their services. Given these facts, you probably won't have any difficulty communicating with the Ukrainian developers you might hire.
Additional Expertise to Bring Your Project to New Heights
- Currently, 70% of employers in the U.S. are already experiencing skills gaps;
- 72% of businesses in the U.K. are also struggling to hire staff, with about 50% of employers struggling to find skilled manual or technical workers;
- 42% of employers in Germany expect labor costs to be one of the most pressing issues in the coming years;
- And at the same time, demand for skills, such as programming, will grow by 55% by 2030.
Remote developers cost less, while hiring an in-house developer means significant expenses for salaries, taxes, benefits, insurance, all sorts of compensation, etc.
According to Glassdoor, hiring one developer takes up to 24 days and costs $4,000, with 43% of new hires quitting right after hiring.
Each time an employee quits, it costs the company about 15% of their annual salary: if the salary of a quit specialist is $50,000 a year, the company loses $7,500.
As for the UK data, the situation is similar. A study by Oxford Economics reports that the average cost of replacing an employee in the IT sector is £6,455, and a failed hire of a specialist with a salary of £42,000 can cost a company up to £132,015.
- Why should I prefer hiring remote developers?
- What are the stages of the hiring process and how long will it take?
- What should be specified in the job description for an external recruiter?
Which collaboration model is best for you? To begin with, you need to decide which collaboration model is right for you. There are several common collaboration models: outsourcing and outstaffing.
With outsourcing, you hire a remote development team, which is managed by a project manager on the contractor's side. Interaction with the team goes directly through the project manager, which saves you time. In addition, as part of the outsourcing practice, this team will have full-time HR, recruiters, accountants, and other specialists who ensure the full functioning of the team and help you with subject-matter issues.
What are the deadlines? Once you have decided on the model of cooperation, decide on the timeline, that is, answer the question of when the project should start and when it should be delivered. Keep in mind that the search for the right candidate can take from several weeks to several months, which of course depends on the expert's specialization and experience.
When all these points are passed and defined, it makes sense to begin negotiations with a potential IT partner and assume that you are ready for a partnership.
- A wide range of professionals;
- High qualifications, given the rich educational tradition in Ukraine and the need for Ukrainian technicians to remain competitive in the market;
- Opportunity for you to do business while remote technicians develop your software solution.
The disadvantages include possible difficulties in managing the team and doubts about the reliability of aspects such as system security.
Step 1. Make a list of likely IT partners among those companies that meet your basic criteria. Beforehand, study reviews, read portfolios, blogs, information about the company on profile sites, ask them questions directly, find their customers, and request customers' opinions about their collaboration with your potential contractor.
Step 3. Candidates selected by the recruiter should be interviewed by you. Use any means of video conferencing and don't spend more than an hour on the interview, but give the candidate a technical assignment. You can give the candidate an assignment on an ongoing project or on work already done to check and compare how the developer or team will handle it.
Step 4. Evaluate each candidate's soft and hard skills to determine the best candidate for the position. If you're having trouble deciding which one to hire, don't hesitate to ask for follow-up interviews to make sure your choice is the right one.
|Region||Average salary per year|
- Junior: $1600;
- Middle: $2750;
- Senior: $4300.
How to start searching for the right specialists is described above. If you have a question not yet answered, please contact us, we will help you find a suitable solution.