As the world continues on its revolutionary path, the demand for IT skills has never been greater. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the IT industry will grow by 22% by 2029. The growing need for new applications and software across all industries is driving this demand.

Countries are looking abroad for technical talent more than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant changes in corporate hiring practices. As a result, most businesses have undergone rapid transformations into remote-friendly or even remote-first workplaces, resulting in a significant increase in international hiring.

According to the DevSkiller IT skills report 2021, international hiring percentages increased in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Denmark, and Chile.

Now a new question arose: where can you find the best developers? Ukraine is among the leaders in the global IT rankings of countries where you can hire a software development team.

The country has steadily advanced as a global tech market player in recent years. Ukraine enters 2021 with a 20% growth rate in the IT Services market and over 200,000 tech specialists to meet the growing global demand for software engineers.

According to the SkillValue 2019 Report, which is based on 550+ technical assessments, the top five countries in the world with the best developers are:

  • Slovakia
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine

Team4Code has a delivery center in Kyiv, so we’ll tell you about the advantages that have helped Ukraine gain international recognition among clients.

Geographical benefits

Ukraine is only one to two hours ahead of most European countries, making communication between remote teams remarkably simple.

Direct flights from Ukraine to major European cities take no more than 2-3 hours, and major Ukrainian airports maintain consistent connections with them.

Visas are not required for citizens of 81 countries, including the EU and the United States, to visit Ukraine. Another 45 countries can visit Ukraine for a short visit using an online pass.

Cultural proximity

Ukrainians are culturally related to Western Europe. The following aspects, in our opinion, make Ukrainian culture similar to that of Western Europe: race, ethnicity, language, religion, and social values. The proximity of countries in terms of geography and culture encourages investment. Distance, on the other hand, encourages localization of production.

Language benefits

Approximately 85% of tech professionals have at least an intermediate level of English proficiency, according to the DOU. Ukrainian developers have strong communication skills. The majority of them have developed soft skills.

European country

Ukraine’s ties to Europe extend well beyond geography. Ukraine is a European country in large part due to its attitude, culture, and commercial ideals. One aspect that supports pro-European feeling is that 60% of Ukrainians believe that the European Union will be Ukraine’s main integration area.

Ukrainian IT industry

Despite the expected slowdown brought on by the worldwide epidemic, Ukrainian IT is unquestionably thriving. The number and scale of businesses are increasing, affecting the country’s financial, cultural, and infrastructure picture. Tech companies collaborate with local communities and launch large infrastructure initiatives by forming clusters and associations.

When it comes to finding strong technical talent at an affordable rate, learning about the international market for software development is extremely beneficial.

There are still a lot of options on the market. You can set up your own team for a higher cost or use the services of companies like Team4Code and hire a dedicated team at an affordable rate.


Team4Code is a Dutch company with a delivery centre in Kyiv, a provider of outstaffing IT solutions for SMEs and startups. We help companies take control of their software development and achieve their goals efficiently.

Team4Code working method, as well as our business model, is completely transparent. Our company prefer to bring clarity into communication from the beginning whether it’s our customer or our specialist.

We provide our customers with dedicated remote teams, facilitate and help optimize the development processes. Team4Code offers a transparent pricing model and flexible employment, which can satisfy your company staffing needs whether it’s one specialist or a whole dedicated team.