Eastern Europe is a considerable solution for every company looking for a reasonable software outsourcing solution. Thanks to a well-developed and highly competitive IT market, countries such as Poland or Ukraine become the place of choice for many business owners and CTOs. Hard-working mentality and constant improvement, along with the talent pool growing with each passing year, eastern Europe offers near to perfect conditions for creating long term tech partnerships.
How can outsourcing help business efficiency?
Eastern Europe is a highly profitable region for software outsourcing. You can expect a high-quality product for the average rates lower than in Western European countries. However, reasonable rates aren’t the only benefit that attracts business owners to hire developers in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and other Eastern European locations.
Maintaining tech teams is pricy. Organizations want to cut their IT expenses without decreasing efficiency, especially in COVID time. Choosing developers from eastern Europe can be an adequate compromise between quality and cost, allowing you to lower your firm’s expenses. Nordic companies can save up to 30-50% when outsourcing engineers from Eastern Europe, compared to expenses in their countries. Hourly rates of polish software developers are on the rise but there is still a significant gap between eastern European and western costs.
|North America||Central Europe||Easter Europe|
|Senior Developer||$70 – $120||$40 – $80||$30 – $60|
|Intermediate Developer||$50 – $90||$35 – $70||$25 – $40|
|Junior Developer||$50 – $80||$30 – $50||$20 – $35|
|Business Analyst||$70 – $80||$50 – $80||$30 – $70|
|DevOps||$70 – $90||$50 – $70||$40 – $60|
|Scrum Master||$50 – $80||$40 – $70||$25 – $60|
|Graphic Designer||$60- $80||$50 – $70||$25 – $60|
Growing Talent Pool
There are over 6 million software engineers in Europe. In opposite to Western Europe suffering from a tech specialist shortage, Europe is facing the opposite tendency. The possibility of choosing experienced developers from a wide tech talent pool makes eastern European countries even more attractive in terms of outsourcing solutions.
A direct flight to major European IT cities takes up to 2-3 hours. Most eastern European airports offer direct flights to Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and other major tech hubs. A regular flight from Scandinavia takes an hour or less which is an additional benefit of outsourcing developers from eastern Europe.
Cultural similarities & English Proficiency
This is where cultural differences come into play. Central European people are more similar to western Europe or even Americans, in terms of communication skills and level of assertiveness. We are not afraid of saying ‘NO’ to the client when it appears to be in his best interest. Most of my previous clients agree that it is a major value, especially if you compare eastern Europe to India or Asia. We do not promise unrealistic terms or agree to solutions potentially making the product worse. We’re professionals to the core and most developers speak fluent English, which makes the communication much easier and allows better clients to software-house relation.
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