Eastern Europe is now becoming a choice destination for outsourcing. In this article, we give you facts based on reports from several reliable sources to help you understand the IUT industry in Eastern Europe, and make well-informed decisions if you want to outsource there.

  1. Recent research indicates that a total of more than 1 million developers are in Central & Eastern Europe with almost 42% of them based in Poland and Ukraine.
  2. Six Eastern European countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, and Estonia) are ranked in the top 25 of AT Kearney’s 2017 Global Services Location Index, which analyzes the offshoring condition in 55 countries.
  3. Poland, Hungary, and Ukraine came third, fifth and eleventh respectively in HackerRank Best Developers ranking
  4. Ukraine and Poland have made it to the top 10 European countries with the largest professional developer population demonstrating rapid growth during the most recent years
  5. Many countries in Eastern Europe entered the top 50 of the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2018. It includes Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia.
  6. Between 2006 and 2018, Poland rose from 74th place to 27th, Romania – from 71st to 45th, Hungary – from 60th to 49th and Ukraine – from 132th to 76th respectively in Ease of Doing Business rating
  7. Krakow, Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest all made it into the top 25 in Tholons Services Globalization City Index 2017. This Index rates cities and countries considering innovation, startup ecosystem, and digital transformation.
  8. The EF English Proficiency Index 2017, which ranks 80 countries based on their English proficiency level, ranked 4 Eastern European countries in the top 20 (Poland, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic).
  9. Eastern European countries attained the leading positions: Poland is the first in Java category, Hungary in Tutorials, the Czech Republic in Shell, and Ukraine in Security according to HackerRank Best developers by Domain challenge,
  10. Two Eastern European cities (Warsaw and Krakow) are rated in the 9 biggest movers list in Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations 2016.
  11. Clutch includes 1,661 web & custom software development companies in Eastern Europe.
  12. Several Eastern European cities are rated high in European Digital City Index.
  13. PHP is the most popular and widespread language throughout Eastern European countries.
  14. Node.JS developer share has risen in Ukraine, Belarus and other Eastern European countries in the past few years.
  15. Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus rank among the top 10 in the Top Coder ranking, a reliable platform for competitive programming online.
  16. Romania has more software engineers per capita than India, the US, China, and Russia.
  17. There are about 68,000 mobile developers and 164,000 back-end web developers in Central and Eastern Europe.
  18. Ukraine is one of the leading software development outsourcing destinations in Eastern Europe. We provide facts about IT outsourcing in Ukraine below.
  19. he number of Ukrainian companies which made The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP increased to 18 from 13 in 2017.
  20. About 1,000 Ukrainian firms and almost 160,000 developers provide services to clients around the globe.
  21. PwC ranked Ukraine among the top 25 IT services exporters worldwide.
  22. Ukrainian IT industry export volume has grown from $2.7 billion in 2015 to $3.6 in 2017.
  23. Ukrainian IT outsourcing industry increased by 27% in 2017
  24. Ukraine exports more than two-thirds of its IT services.
  25. Ukraine won the Offshoring Destination of the Year at the GSA UK Awards 2017.
  26. Ukraine was ranked 24th position out of 130 countries in the Global Human Capital Index 2017.
  27. According to DOU.ua survey, the Ukrainian IT market has a high rate of highly qualified software engineers comprising 36% of middle software developers, 26% of junior programmers, and 19% of senior engineers.
  28. Ukraine saw a 45% increase in the number of IT vacancies published on DOU.ua, an IT-based website, between 2015 and 2016
  29. Ukrainian institutions of higher learning produce more than 38,000 graduates with technical degrees every year.