Hiring PHP Developers in Ukraine: Market Overview

What is PHP and when do you need it?

If you want to launch a website, in most cases, be sure you will have to find PHP software developers. Before going on, let us say a few words about PHP so you can get the whole picture.

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server scripting language, and a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP is an Open Source product.

PHP is one of the most popular programming languages and has a large support community. Thanks to the community there are dozens of frameworks available on the Internet. PHP runs on Linux, Mac OSX, Windows and UNIX. Even though PHP is an open source software it has a solid core and a highly secure architecture.

Since PHP is 100% free, business owners find it profitable. They don’t have to pay for additional software, of course, if they don’t want something specific. PHP helps to keep costs down at the same time giving all required functionality.

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We are pretty sure you are familiar with a few popular websites using PHP:

Outsourcing PHP Development to Ukraine

When it comes to offshore PHP development in Eastern Europe, Ukraine appears as one of the best destinations. In Ukraine, almost 100 000 specialist are involved in the IT industry, and this figure grows from year to year. For example, DOU.UA research shows, that in 2016 the market grew up by 12% compared to 2015.

Why do businesses choose Ukrainian PHP Developers?

Firstly, businesses receive access to a huge pool of PHP developers. IT industry is one of the most interesting and promising spheres nowadays. This fact makes young people (the average age of developers is 23-30 years) choose this field. According to DOU.UA, PHP keeps its position as one of the most popular languages used by software engineers in Ukraine.

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The existence of a big PHP community helps developers to stay in the know and master the latest technologies. For example, at Synergy Way we have solid experience in using CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Symfony, Zend Framework 2, Phalcon, Aura, Fat-Free, PHP-MVC, Kohana, FuelPHP, Slim and etc.

Secondly, companies in Ukraine have affordable and customizable pricing policies. Most companies practice T&M model. Usually, the rate starts from $15-$20 per hour and depends on the project’s complexity. And remember, lower rates don’t mean loosing in quality.

Thirdly, there will be no language barrier. Almost 80% of developers have good English skills and easily can cooperate with product owners, managers and developers from abroad. Developers can take part in calls and meetings.

In addition, the time zones are better for especially European countries and the USA, which makes Ukraine (GMT+2) even more popular.


If you are not planning to burn your budget, hire a few PHP Developers or a whole PHP Dedicated Team in Ukraine to bring your project to life. Launching a website is not a 5-minute work, so look for a partner with a good reputation on the market. Choosing a team that has experience in developing websites for customers from the USA and EU can make the project go faster.

Good luck and come back soon!

Khrystyna Novak

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