Our experience and analysis of the European labor market trends shows that:
1. 56% of managers confirm that working remotely in 2020 has gone better than expected, which encourages them to continue working in remote model in 2021.
2. Application development will be one of the most frequently outsourced IT functions in 2021. At present, more than 60% of tech companies are outsourcing at least a part of their software development.
3. The salary gap among European countries in the IT industry is still significant (eg. software engineer with 2-4 years of experience earns in the Netherlands: 55k EUR/year, while in Poland: 31k EUR/year).
4. The remote development projects that we conduct for companies in Europe give our customers even 45% savings compared to hiring the team locally.
Data that we discovered and collected make us more open for building international IT teams in many industries. It is fascinating for us how the world is changing and we are proud to be part of that change. We will be using our experience and energy to help build successful businesses around the world.
Last year was tough for many of us. As we appeared in a completely new environment we had to learn many new things. Most companies have sent their employees to work remotely from homes. This situation seemed scary, but after some time we discovered how many advantages it brings.
One of the biggest concerns for the employers was if the remote work will remain effective. It turned out that it not only stayed the same, but it might be even better. Remote work brings advantages for both employers and employees. In the research that was conducted in April 2020 Employers were asked how they see remote work. For 56% of hiring managers, working remotely has gone better than expected, and for another 35%, it has gone as expected. It does suggest that the experiment is leading hiring managers to view remote work more positively overall. Moreover most employers think that future work in their companies will be significantly or somewhat remote. In some industries like IT remote work has been working since years but it got much popular when the pandemic came. Some benefits of the remote work pointed by people are:
1.Remote work equals an increase in productivity
2.Working remotely allows for better work-life balance
3.Working remotely saves companies money
McKinsey’s survey shows that 87% of organizations are already experiencing a talent shortage. Sweden alone will be short of 70,000 developers or digital-related specialists by 2022. To fill this void companies open for employees from all over the world. There are about 85000 job offers for remote IT workers on LinkedIn for now and there will be much more. When the distance is no longer a problem companies start to build their teams all over the world.
The salary gap among European countries in the IT industry is significant as the map below shows:
Software engineer with 2-4 years of experience earns in the Netherlands 55k EUR/year, while in Poland: 31k EUR.
Polish developers are experts in the most current technologies:
It all means that a remote employer from Poland can be beneficial for you. Our customers claim that they saved up to 45% of money because of the remote teams.
Success story - our project
Customer: Maandag - Dutch company with 20 offices in 4 countries and 3,700 external and internal employees in the public sector (education, healthcare, government, ICT, construction).
Challenge: The customer wanted to digitalize different processes in their company. They were looking for experienced .NET/C# engineers and Salesforce specialists to help grow their platform. Local recruitment in Holland was not enough as Maandag wanted to scale their team faster and for a lower cost than in Amsterdam.
Project story: We started by recruiting a Team Leader. Our first job was to create a small team of 4 .NET Developers and a Team Leader in our office in Wroclaw within the first two months. They worked with the customer’s IT team to design the whole platform concept. In time, we grew the team up to 16 .NET engineers and Salesforce Developers and expanded our support to include test engineers as well.
Results: Our team of 16 software engineers has now become an integral part of Maandag. We have been working together since 2018 still developing new features for the successfully developed platform.
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