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Itera Research Reflects: Ukrainian Specialist Is A Bestseller On The Outsourcing Market. Why?

Ukraine – the unannounced Mecca of outsourcing. Moreover, in areas requiring high qualifications: software development, support of IT projects, etc. The outsourcing market is growing at 20% at an annual rate, and this growth is expected to only increase.

Unique offer from Ukrainian outsourcers

Why, despite the serious competition and high activity of Asian companies, a good share of this pie goes to the specialists from Ukraine?

The main reasons:

  • excellent technical education of  IT specialists
  • the ability to make independent interim decisions
  • willingness to solve complex problems
  • minor cultural differences between our specialists and foreign customers.

The puzzles of the Ukrainian cultural code, are very close to Western and Central Europe and even to North Americans. Ukrainians are convenient performers for customers from different parts of Europe precisely they embody the golden mean of Europeans themselves.

The arithmetic mean of cultural Europe

Let’s take distant from each other, as it seems, Swiss and Italians (mentally, not geographically). Different temperaments, different ideas about punctuality, different attitudes to the state power, to the law, different religious degrees, etc. All these differences fall into the range of acceptablу for the average Ukrainian developer fluctuations.

  • We are happy to express openly our emotions. However, we know very well how to hide them on occasion.
  • We know how to be accurate, like a Swiss watch. However, we can talk about reasonable flexibility over time (by the way, this flexibility allows us to work towards reducing the deadline if the project deadlines were cut unexpectedly).
  • With all our hearts we want to trust the state, authorities, and superiors. However, watching the next pirouettes of the “superior”, we are ready to reduce their value in our lives.

Well and further on the list. All this does not say anything about our unprincipled – it is natural flexibility, which allowed us to survive in different conditions for centuries. That is why we can quite organically be both introverts and extroverts, intellectuals and “simple-minded”, etc.

Let us add the common ground for all Europeans: Christianity as a fundamental religion, emerging from Roman law and inherited from the ancient Greeks culture and statehood.

  • Finally, as for most Europeans, English is not native to us. Which to some extent facilitates communication, limiting it to accessible vocabulary.

Yes but no, but yes

Does this make the Ukrainian an ideal outsourcer for a European client? Here we again recall the cultural proximity of our compatriot and client. After all, it is common for us to look (unlike the valiant dumping) not at the collective image, but the individual qualities of the performer. A specific Ukrainian performer may disappear from the radar, ignore deadlines and point-blank not understand the terms of reference. But!

If we talk about the average temperature in a hospital, Ukrainians are a good choice with their desire to plunge deeply into the task, a good profile education, understandable English and similar personal values ​​(even a sense of humor), we think.

How our Developers Provide the Project Estimate

In over ten years of existence we’ve picked up a fair share of expert knowledge on many different projects. This makes our team of over 50 developers and systems administrators all highly experienced and dedicated professionals. All of whom possess Brainbench, Retratech, MCP, RHCE and MCSE certification and are backed by an expert, PMI/UPMA certified management team.

Why is this important when it comes to an accurate quotation that genuinely reflects the quality and complexity of work you require? When using inexperienced developers (or those with irrelevant qualifications), they will almost always send back a quote that – when broken down – shows a lack of understanding for the project’s wants and needs in terms of their time and expertise. This is often down to a lack of confidence on the part of the ill-experienced contractor that ultimately means large risks on the part of you – the client. This is true with all kinds of freelancers and contractors that lack the skills and quality to provide the assurances you need to make sure your project comes in on time, on budget and to your exact specifications.

A similar problem can occur with lone freelancers, who may have the relevant skills, but not the time to properly dedicate themselves to a project; once again leading to costs over and above the original estimate.

Conversely, a good developer, working with a strong team can accurately match and compare the skillset of the team to the various aspects of the works. Assigning various packages to the most suitable and able members regardless of experience, common problems that can affect project estimation will always include:

  • Simply extending and building on a previous project, meaning a break in code and unity,
  • Integrating unknown third party services to another API with unreliable updates and patches,
  • Unpredictable system behavior once the changes have been made,
  • Complex custom tasks for niche markets, and the difficulty in finding people with the right experience.

This wide gap in experience and quality is generally the reason behind the discrepancy in estimated costs you may see. Contractor “X” may have offered the cheapest, but have they covered all the needs and outcomes you require, furthermore taking into account the points above. These are the questions you need to ask when faced with widely disparate quotes for the same piece of work.

All of these hurdles can be overcome by choosing a highly qualified, and widely sourced team, who take an individual and flexible approach to every client and every job, to provide your quotation. That’s why, by working closely with you, we at Itera Research will always pick the best and most appropriate methodology; as a result all estimates take into account your bespoke requirements.

 

Sincerely,

Itera Research team