Ukraine’s booming IT
industry under the
The Ukraine Business
Head of R&D Engineering at Ciklum:
“When we asked our clients why they
worked with Ukraine, we expected to
hear because of price. But we heard:
because of quality.”
Founder and CEO of Innovecs:
“In India, you can build a team of 1,000
people in six months. You can’t do that
in Ukraine. But if you want to build a
small team of high-end software
engineers, Ukraine is a good place.”
PEOPLE AS A KEY
PEOPLE AS A KEY
education in IT
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES REACHES 600 000,
WHICH IS THE 4TH HIGHEST NUMBER IN EUROPE
PAY SCALE: UKRAINE VS UNITED KINGDOM
IT specialist Ukraine
C# / .NET $1,750-4,240
Support/administrative personnel costs – 4-8 times cheaper
Administrative costs (including office rent) – 3-4 times cheaper
Attractive personal tax rate
for IT professionals 5%
SIMILAR LOCATION TO POLAND, ROMANIA AND BULGARIA
FROM FLIGHT DURATION TO
2.5 h Zurich
2.5 h Oslo
2.5 h Berlin
3 h Paris
3 h London
Ukraine is cheaper than
Poland, Hungary, the
Slovakia and Romania,
and can save Western
countries up to 60% on
their total expenses.
At most, you will have a
2-hour difference if you
are in the UK, and the
1-hour difference if you
are in central Europe.
Ukraine is also located
almost in the middle
between the Australian
and the Americas time
capital under the Davos
meeting in 2017.
A successful business
is based on transparent
European values and hard
work of professionals.
RESULT: COMPANIES THAT INVESTED IN UKRAINE
COMPANY EMPLOYEES FROM
Samsung 800+ 2012
Boeing 400+ 2013
Ericsson 200+ 2014
Oracle 200+ 2015
Amazon 500+ 2018
MAJOR R&D AND NEARSHORE DELIVERY CENTERS IN UKRAINE
TOP 3 LIFEHACKS FOR OPENING AN R&D OFFICE IN UKRAINE
Step 1: Research TOP 5 IT cities in Ukraine (to find the right IT specialization).
For example, Kharkiv is a game development center in Ukraine, yet Kyiv
hosts more than 40% of the industry.
Step 2: Hire the first senior employee for your future development team in Ukraine.
He/she may use a co-working until you hire 2-3 other IT specialists.
Step 3: Find the right IT office for a 10+ team… and then move onward & upward!