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July 7, 2017 - Marina D

Should You Hire Dedicated Developers in Portugal or in Ukraine?

Portugal developers for hire or Ukrainian ones

Main Trends of Portuguese IT Sphere

The modern economy of Portugal has gone through many stages of development, from the era of conquest and ending with the country’s accession to the EU. At the moment, IT sphere is one of the most promising sectors in this country. Innovative developments are used here in many spheres of public life, including the financial sphere and the sphere of public administration. The development of Portuguese IT sector also allows to talk about increasing utilization of information and communication technology in this country. Thus, according to ICT Institute Carnegie Mellon, Portugal is one of the leaders in the usage of mobile devices which also leads to the increasing development of mobile apps. IT outsourcing of Portugal developers for hire is also popular there. As it is reported by Portuguese American Journal, this country is one of the most significant competitors in providing IT outsourcing and IT staffing services in the world.

An Alternative to Portugal Dedicated Team

Nevertheless, IT staffing of UA developers is also rather promising and can be a good disjunctive to Portugal dedicated team due to the number of reasons listed here.

Hiring UA development teams and making use of IT offshoring/nearshoring services, you will be able to:

  • Choose among 90,000 IT talents of any stack and levels;
  • Extend your development team within few days or 2 weeks max;
  • Focus on the core of your business;
  • Reduce expenses and overhead costs associated with the equipment of workplaces, training of staff, information support, etc.;
  • Achieve an improvement in the quality of your products through concentration of management and finance on core spheres;
  • Control the whole development process and your development team while the IT outsourcing and outstaffing company will care for your staff retention, extension, substitution;
  • Share risks and responsibility with the outstaffing company.

Comparison of Average Expenses to Hire Developers in Portugal and in Ukraine

If you want to hire developers in Portugal, first of all, you should be acquainted with the scales of their wages. It also makes sense to compare these indicators with salaries of Ukrainian programmers. We have conducted research and found out that the salaries are almost the same in both countries and vary only due to the stack of skills developers possess.

An average developer’s salary in Portugal is $1,800 according to the PayScale. A software programmer receives near $1,800 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

average cost of Portugal developers for hire and Ukrainian programmers

Comparison of net wages of Portuguese and Ukrainian coders

Let’s discover how much it costs to hire developers in Lisbon. A .Net developer, as a rule, receives $1,700. A JavaScript developer is able to earn $1,600. A Lisbon developer with PHP skills can count on $1,400 per month. The rates of the same developers in Ukraine are the following: .NET developers for hire earn $1,800, hire JavaScript programmers will cost you $1,700, PHP developers for hire will ask $1,500.

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Average statistics of Lisbon & Kyiv net salaries

Kyiv & Lisbon Developer

From the comparison above you may conclude that the rates for dedicated and remote developers in Ukraine and in Portugal are the same. Thus, hiring Lisbon dedicated team for your development team extension will cost the same as cooperation with Ukrainian programmers. Nevertheless, don’t forget that IT outsourcing of dedicated teams of Mobilunity gives you a possibility to control your investments and pay fixed monthly rate according to different and very flexible plans. This means that you will be always able to save your money and receive products of high quality hiring UA development teams with us.

Before you decided to hire developers in Portugal or in UA, contact us to begin our beneficial cooperation right now!

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