We would like to start the article with an answer to a rather complex and at the same time simple question: "Why are Ukrainian programmers so valuable to Western companies?». Without a doubt, educational background plays an integral role in choosing an employee, but most business owners beyond Ukraine put high esteem upon virtues, such as diligence, constant learning, courtesy, professional accuracy, etc. Most of these qualities are inherent in Ukrainians and this is becoming one of the main advantages in the foreign labor market such USA, Canada, and the European Union.
The similarity in mentality and way of life between Ukrainians and Europeans also helps foreign business owners to establish a common denominator with Ukrainians and build sophisticated and long-lasting offshore and nearshore dedicated teams in Ukraine. And innate communication skills make Ukrainian developers excellent leaders and excellent team workers.