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Software developer shortage in the US in 2019/2020

Software developer shortage in the US in 2019/2020

December 13, 2019
by Orest Hudziy

Finding a developer team for startups or large corporations is a tough row to hoe now.

More than half of a million of an entire software development force are programmers and they are said to leave this market by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gap between the software developers’ supply and demand is getting larger especially in the US.

US Tech Talent Shortage in Numbers

According to Indeed research, there is a demand gap for jobs in the technology field resulting in candidates not meeting the job description requirements. Moreover, respondents in the State of Software Development 2018 find employing and searching for software developers to be a true challenge. This demand has led to the growth of the engineer salaries that is more than $100K per year. High-quality performance matters a lot, yet all seniors seem to be working for a silicon valley. 92% of US employers believe performance is vital on a code challenge when assessing technical talent.

Four out of five large tech companies operating in the United States are working for Silicon Valley, which creates software developer shortage.

Ukraine has the largest IT talent pool

Ukraine has the largest IT talent pool with over 500,000 experienced developers who have participated in large international projects. Technical education in Ukraine has remained one of the most flourishing in the world with 16,000 IT graduates a year.

The work culture of Ukrainian IT companies is similar to the Western. Due to the insignificant time difference between Europe and the USA and a high level of English, your core team won’t face any barriers in communication with a dedicated team in Ukraine.

What our clients say

inVerita has been working with multiple clients all around the globe, here’s what they say.

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Summing up

An increasing number of senior software developers, convenient location, and a beneficial business climate are appealing for US business owners to find their development teams in Ukraine. Outsourcing or outstaffing demands profound strategy and investigation, the best way to build solid cooperation between local and offshore teams is to find a reliable software development partner, like inVerita.


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