Why Poland | August 31, 2022

Why It’s Worthwhile Outsourcing IT Services to Poland

Turning to Poland for IT outsourcing services is a popular solution to many startups and enterprises in Europe, and a host of many other countries in the world. This trend has been going on for some time, steadily increasing since 2018.

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According to Statista, the IT-outsourcing market in Poland is forecasted to reach USD 2,311.7 million by 2021. Factors such as affordable prices, excellent work ethics, a vast pool of qualified talent, quality IT solutions, among other incredible benefits, are driving this exponential growth. That’s why companies enjoy working with development teams in Poland. 

That said, this article goes deeper into showcasing why outsourcing IT services to Poland is worthwhile. We touch on the structure of the IT market in Poland, the IT services companies can access, and the standout advantages of outsourcing of Polish IT services. 

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The tech market and the number of IT companies in Poland

  • Large share of the tech industry in Poland’s GDP – the IT market makes up about 8% of Poland’s GDP, according to the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
  • A friendly marketplace for IT companies – according to Clutch statistics, there are currently over 50,000 IT companies in Poland. 102 companies from the Forbes 500 list are currently investing in this country.
  • The growing number of IT experts on the market –  new forecasts say that employment in business services in Poland in 2023 will exceed 430,000 people.
  • High export value – according to estimates by ABSL, the export value of the IT sector in Poland in 2021 reached $US 26 billion.

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IT Services in Poland

Poland’s IT market is heavily impacted by the digitization of public administration, entrepreneurship, and services. In 2017, Poland spent a whooping two hundred million EUR on cloud techs, and this figure has been rising since with the increase in demand. As such, by 2023, Poland’s cloud tech market is expected to reach about four hundred and fifty million EUR.  

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Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services to Poland

So, why should you turn to custom software development Poland? Here are some advantages you stand to gain, just to name a few:

  • Huge potential of the remote workforce

A large supply base of remote IT employees – 75% of programmers in Poland declared that they work 100% remotely, the largest share among all EU countries.

  • Skilled programmers

Poland has a vast pool of well-educated and experienced developers. Most Polish programmers also understand Scrum and Agile methodology. The country is, therefore, known for its excellent code quality.

  • Remarkable English proficiency among Polish programmers

No need to worry about language barriers when you are dealing with an outsourcing services provider in this country. Polish developers have excellent English skills – Poland is listed 14th in the EF EPI – English Proficiency Index ranking (high proficiency – unchanged for years).

  • Workable time zone variation

Thanks to the similar time zone between Poland and other countries in Europe, Poland is a good option for carrying out IT projects in a nearshoring model. So, it is easy to find a time during the workweek to call or hold meetings.

  • Low hiring prices

Polish developers, though highly experienced, are quite affordable to hire. In countries like Switzerland, Sweden or Germany rates to pay developers are extremely high.

  • Strict data privacy standards

Poland keeps to the European Union data protection regulations and has low cybercrime cases. Thus, you can rest assured that your company data is well-protected.

  • Polish cities are business-friendly

Polish cities rank highly in the FDI European Cities and Regions of the future 2022 / 2023 ranking in terms of business friendliness, human capital, cost effectiveness and economic potential. 

Warsaw is among the top 10 major European cities, while other Polish cities listed in the ranking are Katowice, Krakow, Wrocław, Poznan and Gdansk. English is used in 95% of Polish centers.

Final Thoughts

That said, the benefits of outsourcing IT to Poland are enormous. Thanks to the remarkable English proficiency and skills of Polish programmers companies benefit from excellent IT service provided. Workable time zone, low hiring prices, and strict data privacy standards in Poland are just some of the multiple advantages. If you are tired of switching from one outsourcing provider to another or want to start on the right foot, consider outsourcing IT services to Poland.

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