Romania Outsourcing Scorecard

Romania offers lots of IT talent, but needs to bolster its weak infrastructure.

A guide to outsourcing in Romania.

  • Overall Ranking: Emerging
  • Average 2nd Year Programmer Salary: $5,000 to $10,000
  • Geopolitical Risk: Moderate
  • English Proficency: Good
  • Pros: Attractive destination for Europe- particularly Italy-because of proximity and well-developed English and Western European language skills. Romanian IT professionals consistently place in top rank at global programming competitions. Most IT professionals per capita in Europe, according to Brainbench. Can provide multilingual call centers, with particular specialty in French and Italian.
  • Cons: Weak IT infrastructure (may improve as country attempts to join EU next year). Most companies are small-15 to 20 people. IP protection a problem, although piracy rate has decreased recently.

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