Nearshore Locations in Europe
Romania - Serbia - Ukraine - Poland - Bulgaria - Czech Republic


In this section we'd like to give a short list of facts that can help you to update your knowledge about Ukraine with regards to its population and business opportunities in IT sector without spending hours on reading bulky researches and overviews.

1. With population of 47 million after the European part of Russia, Ukraine is the largest country in Europe.

2. Education Literacy - 98%. About 70% of adult Ukrainians have a secondary or higher education. Ukraine stands 4th among the most educated nations in the world. As of July 2009 there were 900 different universities in Ukraine

3. Workforce: 23 Million. Each year Ukraine graduates more than 30000 IT Graduates.

4. IT Outsourcing Industry: The IT Outsourcing industry sector in Ukraine is one of the biggest in the region with market volume of $544 million and most employees involved (about 15000)

5. Scientific Base: Since Ukraine was a major hub of scientific research and space industry for Soviet Union it has inherited a nice majority of space, racket and scientific industries. The first computer in continental Europe was built in Ukraine under the supervision of the scholar Sergey Lebedev and well-known scientist V.Hlushkov.

Scientific background

In Soviet times Ukraine generated scientific developments of the Union and presented the world with great scientists and inventions. Independence brought along both: solid scientific basis in face of representatives of the old school, and strong motivation to develop. Having a wide access to up-to-date information sources, Ukrainian modern IT developers and programmers are highly skilled and constantly up-grade their competence level.

Culture fit

Throughout its rich history Ukrainian people have been tightly contacting with the representatives of other European countries. For sure, it left an imprint on culture, mode of life and way of thinking, which are very close to, if not to say, the same as the European ones.

Ukrainians share many common values with other European peoples: beliefs in honesty and decency, hard work and education, family and fellowship.

In Ukraine you will find people, who see the world the way you do!


Situated in the Central Europe, Ukraine is easy to get to: it will take you about three hours to get to Kyiv from any European airport and there are direct nine-hour flights from New York.

The time difference between Ukraine and Western Europe is only one hour, which is very convenient for business communication: our European partners can contact us any time during their working day - we work together. Besides, outsourcing with Ukrainian companies you don’t offshore, you outsource in Europe.

Our American partners have seven-ten hours difference with us: we are working while you are having rest. But it in no way hampers the collaboration: in the beginning of your working day you can freely get in touch with us in order to find out the results of our day work.

Travel benefits

The entry procedure in Ukraine has been recently simplified. Now citizens of EC, Switzerland and Japan require no visa to visit the country. US citizens, who come to Ukraine for the second time also don’t require visa.

There is only one step between the decision to visit Ukraine and arrival: buying a ticket for a flight to Kyiv!

Besides, Ukraine is a wonderful and dynamic country with rich nature, distinctive cultural heritage and very hospitable and friendly people, and it is worth visiting!

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Welcome to the unique land located at the crossroads of Central- and Southeastern Europe with unique culture combining in itself both East and West, welcoming people, strong education and close European ties. Serbia is a perfect place for doing business, especially in hi-tech sector, as country boasts it solid technology base and modern infrastructure and large pool of IT talent.

It is in Serbia where the you can find highly skilled professional with great experience, strong background and upper spoken skills. The
banking and government sectors heavily invest in IT, that is why the country moving fast and Serbian IT outsourcing market among the leaders in the region.


Located in southeastern Europe on the Black Sea, Romania covers an area of 238,500 square kilometers, making it the largest country in southeastern Europe and the twelfth-largest in Europe.

The country is a EU member since 2007 and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) since 2004. With a GDP of around $271 billion and a GDP per capita (PPP) of $12,600 for the year 2008, Romania is an upper-middle income country economy with strong economic growth and developing IT outsourcing market.

  • IT outsourcing market value (USD Mln) - 410
  • Number of IT outsourcing companies - 580
  • Number of employees involved in IT outsourcing industry - 12000
  • Largest IT outsourcing companies SAP, Endava,Totalsoft, Ubisoft

According to data in the A.T Kearney's Global Services Location Index, Romania is the most appealing country for IT outsourcing in Europe at the moment. The country gain best score in financial attractiveness, people and skills availability and business environment.

Romania attracts from across the customers whole of Europe, especially Italy, France, Netherlands and Germany. Strong education background and engineering base along with high language competence and geographical proximity make Romania as an attractive nearshore options for Western European clients.

Romania has the largest number of IT professionals per capita in Europe. Romania benefits from a multilingual labor force and boasts one of the fastest developing IT sectors in Europe: that is why this is the perfect location for the multi-lingual call centres and R&D centers.

The country is not the lowest cost location for outsourcing but when the performance is added to the stability it can be highly competitive. The IT sector in Romania is strongly represented by national IT associations.

  • ANIS - Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry;
  • Information Technology & Communication Association of Romania (ATIC);
  • Romanian Association of Electronic and Software Industry;
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology