IT Outsourcing in Ukraine: The Epicenter of Tech Talent & Innovation

Why You Should Outsource Your IT in Ukraine

The largest tech force in Central Eastern Europe, Ukrainian software developers are recognized among the strongest IT professionals globally thanks to their solid technical expertise, high English proficiency, and knowledge of cutting-edge disciplines.

Ukraine has over 200,000 developers who can easily deal with the most complicated challenges. They have experience in a wide range of coding languages and technologies, including web and mobile development, UI/UX design, QA, DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and analytics.

Many companies from the UK, Western Europe, and North America outsource their IT projects to Ukraine to benefit from more competitive outsourcing rates paired with a much larger tech talent pool. Moreover, the country has repeatedly ranked as a top outsourcing destination in numerous sources.

Ukraine is not just the perfect nearshore destination; it is also a cradle of innovation. Some of the most famous startups were born here – WhatsUp, Grammarly, Looksery, and many more that are making history in Silicon Valley.

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IT Outsourcing in Ukraine – Top Coders with Demonstrated Ingenuity Skills

The Ukrainian IT and software engineering community is ranking 4th globally by the number of tech specialists with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The abundance of IT talent helped position Ukraine as one of the top-ranked software development countries globally: number 8 (SkillValue) and number 5 (TopCoder).

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Reasons to Choose Ukraine for Nearshore IT Outsourcing

Through the last few years, Ukraine’s IT services sector has become a significant contributor to its economy as the 3rd largest service exporter. Consequently, Ukraine has received global recognition from different institutions worldwide and gained foreign investors’ trust.

In 2021, The British Global Sourcing Association named Ukraine the best country for outsourcing in its annual nomination. Other IT sector reports indicate Ukraine as one of the top 25 most attractive countries for software development worldwide and one of the top 20 offshore locations in EMEA.

Benefits of IT Outsourcing in Ukraine – Offshore and Nearshore

  1. Engineering Excellence

    Ukrainian developers are skilled in JavaScript, Python, Kotlin, Java, C#, C++, PHP, TypeScript, and more. React.js, Node.js, and Angular.js are the top three most popular frameworks and libraries in use.

    Acknowledged for their performance worldwide, Ukrainian coders can tackle web and mobile development projects, support, testing, design, and more. They handle all technical needs with full responsibility, always creating out-of-the-box solutions and achieve great results.

  2. Solid Technological Tradition

    With an elevated STEM-based education and six universities in the Top QS World University Ranking, Ukraine has the highest number of tech graduates in Europe.

    Ukrainian universities provide around 16,000 qualified IT specialists and 130,000 general engineering professionals every year. Students often work as trainees in software development companies and start freelancing or creating their projects. Therefore, when they graduate at 21-22, they already have a few years of hands-on experience under their belt.

  3. Competitive Outsourcing Rates

    In terms of hourly developer rates, Ukrainian outsourcing companies typically charge around $25-$40. For comparison, the average outsourcing rates in neighboring Poland are $40-$56 per hour, and in the Czech Republic, around $34-$53 per hour. For the same software development services in the US, a coder will ask about $60-$100.

    It is the reason why Gartner ranked Ukraine number one in Eastern Europe for the price-quality ratio.

  4. A Fast-Growing Economy

    Ukraine’s economy has been steadily growing, boosted by the IT industry in the last few years. The critical factor of industry growth is a successful integration into global markets. In 2019, Ukraine’s IT sector attracted over $544 million in investments, with US venture capital firms well-represented among investors.

    American customers are the largest consumers of Ukraine’s IT services, accounting for 50 percent of clients nationally. In total, Ukrainian IT firms do business with over one hundred Fortune 500 companies. Although Ukraine is not yet a European Union member, some cooperation relationships exist.

  5. Convenient Location

    Ukraine has a favorable time zone and location in Europe’s heart. It takes up to 3 hours to get to any Ukrainian city from Europe by plane. The country also makes for an attractive offshore choice for North American companies since the 7-hour time difference between Ukraine and the East Coast provides the opportunity for much more convenient shared working hours.

    With airports in all major Ukrainian cities and visa-free regimes for citizens of the EU, US, and Canada, the business environment is thriving.

Top IT Outsourcing Location

Global companies like Microsoft, Motorola, TDK, Skype, Deutsche Bank, Kodak, Oracle, UBS Bank, Apple Inc., Avid, Bosch, eBay, Dell, and IBM have already chosen Ukraine as the ideal country for IT outsourcing.

Ukraine: "The Innovation Center of Europe"

Ukraine is 2nd most innovative lower-middle-income country in the most recent Global Innovation Index. Its most precious resource for innovation is people who have a high-quality education and a rich experience in innovation implementation. Accordingly, Ukraine is also known as “the innovation center of Europe.”

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Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv are the biggest Ukrainian centers of technology where almost 70% of Ukrainian tech specialists live.

In 2020, Ukraine made it to the world’s top 30 startup ecosystems, with more than 2,000 startups spread all over the country.

Why Choose Pentalog's IT Outsourcing Center in Ukraine

Pentalog is a digital service platform that provides state-of-the-art software engineering, high-end consulting, marketing technology, efficient IT recruiting, and startup financing solutions to its clients worldwide.

With over 27 years of experience in software engineering and IT outsourcing, Pentalog has the know-how to set up and deliver any remotely managed project successfully:

  • We have a global team of 1,300+ IT engineers meticulously selected and regularly trained.
  • Our engineers complete a rigorous, 6-point recruitment process that combines technical and collaboration skills.
  • Using our Growth & Innovation expertise, such as UX/UI, product design, and growth strategy, we can imagine, build and scale your product.
  • Our facilities are in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
  • We’re offering 100% Agile project management, transparent project governance, and development strategy spanning the entire product lifecycle (UX/UI, software engineering, DevOps, security, IT recruitment, digital marketing, and financing).

Great Digital Products Aren’t Created By AccidentPentagility Means IT Excellence at Speed

Creating great software starts with a team infrastructure that breaks down silos, anticipates risks and communicates openly.
As an IT outsourcing provider, Pentalog equips teams with modular rules and dashboards, to ramp up, scale and pivot quickly, with minimal friction, maximum support and costs you control.
We call this toolkit Pentagility, an agile governance methodology for building trusted client relationships.

What IT Services Can You Outsource to Ukraine?

By working with Pentalog’s teams in Ukraine, you get instant access to a large pool of vetted technical engineers with good English skills. They can provide the full range of services you need at an affordable price and deliver high-quality products and services on time.

Here are three types of collaboration models we can arrange for you:

  1. Staff Augmentation

    Pentalog provides engineering and digital talent based on your needs, expanding your existing team’s size, or adding missing skills.
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  2. Managed Teams

    Pentalog provides an agile team with the engineering and digital skills needed to test and scale your ideas. Our experts excel in innovation and growth capabilities.
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  3. IT Consulting

    Pentalog provides engineering and digital talent based on your needs, expanding your existing team’s size, or adding missing skills.
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Pentalog’s consultants will help you find the solution that best fits your needs with an optimal quality-price ratio. That’s true whether your primary goal is shortening your software project’s delivery time, boosting your teams’ capacity to scale your product, or cutting IT-related costs.