Ukraine ranks first among European countries in the field of IT outsourcing, informed portal IT Outsourcing News.
“Ukraine leads among the countries of Europe in the fields of IT outsourcing and software development”, - IT Outsourcing News informed.
The portal notes that currently there are around 100,000 IT experts in Ukraine and the number is expected to double in 4 years.
“Ukraine has the largest and the most rapidly growing number of IT experts in Europe. It is expected that Ukraine’s IT engineering labor will double by 2020, up to 200,000”, - IT Outsourcing News added.
According to the portal’s report over 100 R&D centers of world high-tech companies like Cisco, Oracle, Rakuten, Samsung and etc. are operating in Ukraine. The most popular city in Ukraine to start R&D center in Ukraine Kyiv, followed by Dnipropetrovks, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Vinnytsis.
According to IT Outsourcing News, the amount of Ukraine’s IT export amounted to $2,5 billion in 2015. 80% of service are delivered to clients from the USA.
“The USA remains Ukraine’s top partner for mutual R&D operations (around 45%), followed by EU states and Israel”, - it is said in the report.