The phenomenal rise of the IT sector in Ukraine is explained by the country's deep tech talent pool. With 191,000 experts working in the industry, Ukraine holds a leading position at the world tech scene. And it's not all about quantity but quality as well — the country has a good reputation in the global market, being on the 20th place among the best destinations for offshore development, based on the Global Services Location Index 2019
(the largest media in the Ukrainian tech community), 29% of Ukrainian engineers have 3 to 5 years of work experience, 17% have 6 to 10 years, and 12% have over 10 years. Furthermore, two-thirds of Ukrainian IT specialists are middle or higher, and 19% are senior level expertise.
Additionally, the Ukrainian IT labor market is also rapidly growing. Ukrainian IT companies realize the importance of human resources for the software development industry and focus on upgrading the qualifications of IT specialists and nurturing young talents. Some companies set up their own academies, while others partner with universities and colleges to adjust curriculums and employ the best graduates.
Software development companies also join their efforts and unite in IT clusters to promote the engineering culture countrywide. For example, the Lviv IT Cluster has worked with IT companies to create a laboratory for the design and construction of IoT devices at Lviv Polytechnic National University. Today, such IT clusters operate in 17 Ukrainian cities.