This is a challenging test of fortitude, not only for our state, but for the economy too. The IT sector is doing exceptionally well due to its mobility, well-structured organization, and remote work orientation. IT services exports are projected to reach 8.5 billion dollars by the end of the year, a 20% increase since 2021.
Companies quickly moved their employees to safer parts of the country, away from the war zone. Before February 24, Kharkiv was a big IT development center. But because it was too close to the fighting, IT experts had to go to the middle and west of Ukraine — Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, and Odesa had the most IT people.
About 20% of tech workers went to EU countries such as Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Spain.
More detailed reports with IT market statistics for various periods of 2022 can be found on our Substack blog: https://djinni.substack.com
Yes, of course, there are risks, but they are minor. As of the fall of 2022, the Ukrainian Armed Forces had stopped the Russian army's advance and have been reclaiming Ukrainian territories. IT specialists have relocated to safe parts of the country and are able to work remotely.
The main wave of mobilization has already ended. Those who volunteered to join the army did so. In general, about 2% of IT specialists have been mobilized in 2022.
Yes, women are allowed to leave the country.
No, men between the ages of 18-60 are prohibited from leaving the territory of Ukraine. However, the authorities are working on legislation to allow men to cross the border for business purposes.
Yes, it is safe. Especially when it comes to cities like Lviv, Kyiv, and Odesa.
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