Ekipa clients often have questions about working with developers from one region or another. While it’s not our official position to favor one area of the world over another, as we know that talented teams are found around the globe, we do like to share interesting research from our content partners from time to time. Today, I’ve got an excellent in-depth profile of the IT market in Lviv, one of Ukraine’s centers for quality software development and IT Outsourcing.
The Lviv IT Cluster in cooperation with the sociological agency Fama surveyed over 600 employees and more than 70 companies in a thorough profile of the IT industry in Lviv. Their research took approximately 460 hours to create, and some of the most interesting takeaways are:
- 18.7% of IT professionals in Lviv are working on their own startup – indicating a very entrepreneurial mindset, in my opinion
- 50% of IT/software clients for firms in Lviv come from the USA
- If a Ukrainian IT specialist living in Lviv is paid the average salary for Lviv IT professionals and decides to spend the whole salary on Big Macs at McDonald’s, he or she will be able to buy 968 Big Macs. Note: I do not recommend actually trying this out in real life.
From my own experience, I can say that I have been delighted by Lviv during both my recent trips to Ukraine to deliver International Sales Cycles trainings. IT professionals there routinely show a very sophisticated understanding of their profession, and many of the findings in this research come as no surprise to me.
For anyone reading this who also went to my workshops – or for anyone in India who’s considering coming to my workshops in Trivandrum – take a look at this report. This is a great example of excellent content that boosts the public image of your profession and your region. I love the graphics interspersed with testimonials from actual professionals.
Read more about these unique industry research findings of the Lviv IT Cluster’s research here. If you want a bried overview, just read the summary results on the web page, but I recommend downloading the report – it’s free!
Are you from Lviv? Another Ukrainian city? Somewhere else in the world? Let us know what you think of this research in the comments!
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