Key challenges of Ukrainian tech companies in wartime


Based on the interviews with 20 IT-companies, cases of 150 tech specialists, data by IT associations and legal firms, DOU researched the current situation on the market.

How tech ecosystem overcomes the challenges of wartime – highlights:
  • 84% IT specialists works full-teme
  • up to 10-15% of clients terminated contracts
  • companies indicate powerful support by international clients – not only to prolong contracts but also help with humanitarian aid
  • Cases with benefits are rare
  • international clients require the relocation of developers according to the security risks
  • Productivity of Ukrainian IT specialists – 80–90%
  • 3 zones of secutiry in Ukraine: red – heavy attacks and fightings (recruting is stoped); orange – west of Ukraine (recruiting is decrease but keep on track); green – all countries out of sanctions of the USA, EU, GB, etc (recruiting is increase)
  • among the risks for clients – cybersecurity, mobilization of IT professionals
  • core challenches not with current projects and contracts but with potential ones in the future
  • new options via Diia City by the Ministry of Digital Transformation
GlobalLogic: “We keep emphasis the world that continuing to work with Ukrainian IT professionals will be the greatest and most important support for all of us.”
Sigma Software Group: “There is a tendency to hire Ukrainian developers only if they are abroad. In fact, this is a serious threat to the Ukrainian IT industry. For sure clients have concerns about the safety of people, about the mobilization of IT professionals. We have managed to keep our business, but there are many small companies lost customers. We plan to start new partnerships and help such companies find customers.”
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