Java Development Outsourcing: 10 Providers in Eastern Europe

Java Development Outsourcing: 10 Providers in Eastern Europe
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Nowadays, companies that consider Java development outsourcing look for skilled engineers, not just the lowest price. Thus more and more attention turns to Eastern European development providers widely known for their high-quality software products. If you’ve already made up your mind to outsource y...

Java Development Outsourcing: 10 Providers in Eastern Europe
By Alisa Stoyanova November 17, 2016

Nowadays, companies that consider Java development outsourcing look for skilled engineers, not just the lowest price. Thus more and more attention turns to Eastern European development providers widely known for their high-quality software products.

If you’ve already made up your mind to outsource your Java project development to one of the Eastern European states, it can still be a challenging task to identify a service provider that meets your business objectives.

In this article, we aim at giving some useful insight into the Eastern European IT industry. So, we’ve gathered the information on outsourcing markets of particular countries and the best Java development outsourcing providers in the region.

Methodology

We’ve picked Eastern European providers listed in the Top Java Developers – Leaders Matrix on Clutch.co as of this article publication date. Clutch.co Leaders Matrix methodology is based on service providers areas of focus and their proven ability to deliver. It’s worth noting that 10 out of 26 best Java outsourcing providers have their corporate headquarters in Eastern Europe. We’ve grouped the providers by the country of origin and sorted by Clutch rank within each group. In addition, we’ve studied their websites and Java-related case studies to give some relevant information about the companies such as the number of employees and most interesting Java projects.

Java Development Outsourcing: 10 Providers in Eastern Europe

Java Development Outsourcing Companies in Ukraine

Over the last decade, Ukraine has become one of the leading software engineering centers in Eastern Europe. Today, about a quarter of more than 100,000 Ukrainian IT professionals is employed by the top 25 outsourcing tech companies located in 5 big cities: Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Odessa. Besides, in 2015, the value of software development outsourcing export reached 2.5 billion USD.

All these impressive facts and figures can be explained by several reasons. They are the high quality of services, a large pool of talented engineers, the dynamic development of the Ukrainian IT market, and the favorable business environment. Moreover, the moderate pricing makes the country more attractive than its neighboring outsourcing competitors.

Java Development Outsourcing in UkraineAccording to the results of the survey conducted by DOU.ua, Java is the most popular programming language in Ukraine. The number of Java developers increases each year and corresponds to the 20% annual growth of the IT professionals total number. Ukrainian Java developers are in high demand on the Eastern European IT outsourcing market. Such global brands as Lebara, SCHAD, Cure Forward, Book2Meet, and many others have outsourced the development of Java-based software solutions to Ukrainian engineers. Hence, it comes as no surprise that 4 of 26 Java outsourcing firms listed on Clutch have their headquarters and/or R&D in Ukraine. Let’s take a closer look at these companies.

1. N-iX

Founded: 2002

Company size: 501-1000 employees

Clients: SCHAD, Book2Meet, Cure Forward, Baxter-FX, Lebara

With almost 15 years of experience in the delivery of scalable and secure solutions in Java, N-iX currently holds the first position among the top Java development companies shortlisted on Clutch.co.

Headquartered in Lviv, N-iX has development centers in Ukraine and Poland and representative offices in Sweden and the US. The company provides clients from across the globe with offshore Java development services. In particular, N-iX cooperates with Schad (control and maintenance of automated systems for airports, warehouses, distribution centers, and power stations, etc.), Book2Meet (real-time booking of meeting spaces in Europe), Cure Forward (connecting patients with genomic and precision medicine), Baxter-FX (electronic trading platform), and Lebara (backend components in Java for a variety of Lebara software products).

2. DevCom

Founded: 2000

Company size: 51-200 employees

DevCom is an outsourcing company whose primary business is the development of software solutions and IT consulting. The company’s development services include enterprise software, mobile applications, e-commerce and cloud-based solutions. DevCom specializes in developing software based on Java, PHP, .NET, C++ and Delphi and has experience in a range of other technologies like Objective C, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Sharepoint, etc.

3. ELEKS

Founded: 1991

Company size: 501-1000 employees

Clients: Carrus

ELEKS is one of the biggest outsourcing providers in Ukraine with representative offices in the US and the UK. The company offers a full spectrum of software development services. ELEKS was chosen by Carrus as a partner to complete the development of a hybrid mobile application for tracking and recording driver’s and vehicle statistics, and to prepare the product for release to market. As for other Java-based projects, the company developed a medical equipment delivery tracking system for Android and a web-based gaming platform.

4. Qoderoom

Founded: 2009

Company size: 51-200 employees

Clients: Datagroup, FC Shakhtar, VISA Ukraine

Today Qoderoom has more than a hundred of successfully completed projects. The company has developed a regional Global Bonus loyalty system for VISA Ukraine. Among other clients are Ukrainian telecom company Datagroup (an automation system for connecting new clients) and local football club Shakhtar (a mobile application for the club’s fans).

Java Development Outsourcing Companies in Poland

Along with Ukraine, Poland is the most prominent IT center in the Eastern European region. In 2016, Polish IT services market reached 7.9 million USD. The country has a lot of companies that provide software development services and employ highly skilled developers with the strong technical background.

Another advantage of Poland as an outsourcing destination is its transparent legal system and governmental support of IT business. The country offers attractive tax incentives and low inflation rate. Also, Poland is constantly improving the business environment. As a result, the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2015 named Poland among the most innovative countries.

Java Development Outsourcing in Poland

In 1999, a group of Java enthusiasts from Kraków founded Polish Java User Group. Since then Polish JUG unites developers, organizes conferences, meetups and contributes to the community growth. In 2014, there were 1,100 Java professionals in Poland. Though this number may seem significant, competition for talent is very high. Here are some of the best Java development outsourcing providers in this country.

5. Future Processing

Founded: 2000

Company size: 501-1000 employees

Clients: Ista, Alderbrooke, Trapeze Group UK

The company is an experienced offshore software development service provider focused on Microsoft technologies, Java, PHP and mobile development. Trapeze Group UK collaborated with Future Processing to build an internal desktop app used to manage tens of thousands of everyday processes like ordering a taxi, scheduling and staff management. Other solutions include a Java-based software that helps to manage real estate for Ista, a Java-based application and advanced behavioral analytics engine for Alderbrooke.

6. Codedose

Founded: 2008

Company size: 11-50 employees

The company specializes in Java development outsourcing services for both B2C and B2B clients. Some of Codedose’s Java projects include an accounting system for banks and insurance companies, a search engine for financial sector companies and an energy performance calculation and forecasting system delivered as a SaaS web application.

7. XSolve

Founded: 2004

Company size: 51-200 employees

XSolve is a software firm focused on PHP/Symfony, Java, and mobile technologies. The company has created more than 75 products and developed 97 projects for clients in different industries such as hosting, television, marketing, energy, automotive, software, e-commerce, banking, and publishing.

Java Development Outsourcing Firms of Belarus

Another popular Java development outsourcing destination is Belarus. Its availability of skilled workforce, infrastructure and limited domestic demand for IT services make the country attractive for the offshore software development. Although Belarus has a population of 9.4 million people and a state-directed economy, the number of IT professionals grows year by year. Currently, there are about 30,000 IT professionals working in almost 800 local companies. The number of Java professionals in Belarus was almost 1,000 in 2014, and apparently, this number has increased since then.

Java Development Outsourcing in Belarus

Belarusian government supports IT industry development by the introduction of special tax rates for software companies. So in 2014, Belarusian software export reached 60 USD per capita – one of the highest in the world.

8. SoftTeco

Founded: 2008

Company size: 51-200 employees

Clients: Thicket Labs, SADAD, RAY

Founded in 2008 as a mobile applications development startup, SoftTeco is now a full-cycle software engineering company that focuses on three major areas: mobile apps development, software quality assurance, and web apps development. Such firms as Thicket Labs (a knowledge sharing solution for healthcare organizations), SADAD (mobile Payments Solution) and RAY (e-payment management system) outsourced Java development to SoftTeco.

9. Qulix Systems

Founded: 2000

Company size: 2001-500 employees

Qulix Systems is a software development, testing, and IT consultancy company providing a wide range of services across a number of industry verticals, including banking, telecommunications, insurance, healthcare and manufacturing. The company specialists have a considerable knowledge of design, software development, and quality assurance and offer their services to small and medium-sized businesses as well as to big corporations.

Java Development Outsourcing Providers in Hungary

Back in 1985, Hungary was named an emerging Eastern European leader in software exports as it was one of the first countries to offer IT outsourcing in the region. Hungary ranks 32nd in 2016 A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index. The Index shows that the country is rather attractive financially and has favourable business environment, so a lot of international companies have established their IT centers in Budapest. Yet the availability of engineering talent is a bit limited.

Java Development Outsourcing in Hungary

It’s worth mentioning that Hungarian IT outsourcing firms are very popular for nearshoring among the German-speaking regions of Europe mostly because of the geographical proximity. On the other hand, compared to other competitors in the region such as Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Romania, Hungarian hourly rates for software development services are higher. According to the anonymous survey conducted by Glassdoor, a Java developer’s average salary in Budapest, Hungary is higher than that of a Belarusian one, for instance.

10. Pulilab

Founded: 2011

Company size: 11-50 employees

Clients with projects written in Java: Telebond, Red Bull, Telenor, Opel

Pulilab is a small team of software developers, animators, designers and managers who build innovative technology products. Using Java and Dropwizard frameworks to expose an API for the frontend, Pulilab has built the Telebond app – a mobile communication platform. Among other interesting projects created with Java is Gifie – a machine that takes pictures, generates a gif to the screen and prints the picture sequence in high quality. Pulilab covered all the aspects of development: from selecting appropriate hardware including camera and touchscreen tablet to the software, which runs the machine, takes pictures, uploads the images to the server and to the website where the gifs are shown. End clients using Gifie include Red Bull, Telenor and, Opel.

Java Development Outsourcing - Supply and Demand of Java Developers

Source: Talent Pool Report 2014: Java Developers in Europe

Wrap-up

Valued for their competence, flexibility, enthusiasm and English proficiency, Eastern European developers are a great choice to build long-term partnerships for either nearshoring or offshoring. Today, more and more British, American and Canadian companies choose Eastern European IT firms to reinforce their businesses with remote dedicated development teams.

As for the best Java development outsourcing companies in the region, 4 out of 11 top Java development providers in Eastern Europe are located in Ukraine making it an obvious leader in this service. It can be explained by the rapid development of its IT market and a wide availability of skilled Java engineers. Ukraine has the biggest territory and population and thus a larger talent pool. All in all, the whole region is very attractive for Java development outsourcing. Therefore, we may expect more solutions to be developed by the IT outsourcing providers in Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Hungary.

This article uses materials collected from companies’ corporate websites, Clutch and LinkedIn profiles.

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