Looking Back at 2016

Looking Back at 2016

The year is coming to an end, and we are looking back at what happened in the IT branch, at what we have achieved over these 12 months. And being home to the largest number of IT-professionals in Europe, Ukraine has some seriously big results to boast about. So, if your company is looking to outsource software development, following information may be useful to you in your search for a reliable partner, or put an end to your doubts, if you’re still considering.

This year’s numbers

So, what do we have? The Community of Developers of Ukraine (DOU.ua) reports that the IT industry in Ukraine grew by 12% in 2016 compared to the previous year. In these calculations not only programmers but also QA’s, project managers, etc. were taken into account.

In 2016, just over 1500 companies have placed their job ads on the DOU-website alone, and this is 29% more compared to 1274 the year before. Growing numbers of vacancies are a good marker of the market growth. In 2016, there were whole 40% more job ads placed compared to 2015 (2731 and 1731 respectively). One more sign of rapid market growth is the fact that the number of jobs for inexperienced workers (or those with experience less than one year) grew by 71%. Thus, the Ukrainian IT-market will be able to offer even more top-notch specialists!

As you see, 2016 has been a successful and productive year for IT-specialists in Ukraine. All in all, we can talk about 100.000 of workers in this field. And if the industry keeps this pace, their number will increase by 15.000-20.000 by the end of 2017.

Did you know that this year ten Ukrainian IT companies have won places on The Global Outsourcing 100, which is the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals annual list of top tech firms? If this isn’t proof enough, that Ukrainian software development companies are trusted not only in Ukraine but also in the world!

By the way, since we’re at it, let’s look at some global tendencies. According to Stackoverflow, in this year’s surveys, in which Ukrainian IT-specialists have also participated, JavaScript has beat other technologies in terms of popularity. SQL (or SQL Server), Java and C# were the runner-ups. The top of most loved programming languages consists of Rust, Swift, F#, Scala and Go. The salary chart also shows, that the purchasing power of Ukrainian developers is quite high, while the salaries are pretty low, compared to many other countries. Combined with the top level of their expertise, this makes them a great catch for any business that would like to outsource their web development, tech support, or other tasks.

Find an Outsourcing Partner with Qubit Labs

The most important thing about outsourcing is remembering: talent is everywhere! And it just so happens, that Ukraine has the most talented IT-specialists who will be able to fulfill any kind of outsourcing task you come up with. No matter if it’s software development, web & mobile design and development, QA and testing, team building, full-stack solutions, IT consulting, or research & development services. Be sure to contact Qubit Labs, and we will find a team that will fit your needs and your budget! Start your New Year with new great ideas!

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