6 Reasons Why US Startups Outsource Software Development to Ukraine
Let's just remember Looksery, an application that does a facial modification of photos and videos in real time, that was acquired by Snap Inc. for $150 million. Currently, the project continues to grow, having offices in San Francisco, US, Ukraine and Russian Federation.
Or Petcube? A set of camera and mobile app finally offered a solution for dog-owners whose pets suffer when they are away.
Or Grammarly? It's a super useful tool for checking spelling and grammar that has spread around the world like a plague, only in a good sort of way.
Basically, the Ukrainian tech community knows how to make great, and what's more important - valuable - products.
Hence, the, being only the top of the iceberg, as there are more than 1K tech companies in the country that offer a wide range of IT-related services from a full-cycle software development and deployment, to business analysis, consulting, and post-development support.
Moreover, according to the latest survey of the DOU.ua, the largest Ukrainian platform and community of professional software developers, and other specialists occupied in IT field, there are about 130K IT professionals in Ukraine right now. They have a vast tech expertise in various industries (e.g. fintech, healthcare, gaming, automating, manufacturing, managing, IoT, and AR/VR software development). As this number continues to grow, more and more companies consider outsourcing their projects to Ukraine.
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Aside from just being a more convenient option, you can also rest save about losing a hold of developers or someone stealing your idea since your business partnership will be established under the jurisdiction of the USA.
Therefore, it's pretty unlikely that an outsourcing company you choose to work with here would go M.I.A.
with great quality of code
For example, iOS developer with 5 years experience will cost you around $30K annually in Ukraine, which is 3 times lower than hiring one in the US, not to mention the fee for company service.
However, rates for IT-services can differ according to the company, their location within the country, seniority of developers working on your project, and type of technology they use. On average, an hourly rate of Ukrainian developer would cost you $25-50.
Despite that the cost of hiring a Ukrainian developer is lower if compared to western countries, the quality of developed products is not compromised. That's why the country has managed to become a leader on the global outsourcing arena in such a short amount of time.
If you want to consider other possible locations, read our guide about how and where to look for outsourcing companies.
Also, Ukrainian specialists have a good level of English proficiency. Companies provide free English classes and speaking clubs to improve it further. All in all, nearly 57% of Ukrainian developers have a near to fluent English, which is also great for communication with clients.
Therefore, Ukraine would be a better choice if communication is critical.
Here at IDAP, we care about implementing the most challenging ideas so the final product and without a hitch. We treat client's projects as if they were ours, therefore being as strict about quality as it gets.
Check out how we work, and contact us if it fits your way of thinking.