Singapore Outsourcing Scorecard

Singapore offers a great business environment, but costs are so high that companies here send work to China.

A guide to outsourcing in Singapore.

  • Overall Ranking: Declining
  • Average 2nd Year Programmer Salary: $15,000 to $20,000
  • Geopolitical Risk: Low
  • English Proficency: Fair
  • Pros: Positions itself as stable location for sensitive, high-end activities, with emphasis on business continuity/disaster recovery, IP protection and data privacy. Ranked fifth on A.T. Kearney's offshoring attractiveness list. Topped business environment category. When Kearney rejiggered its index to give risk minimization more weight, Singapore came out on top.
  • Cons: So expensive that Singapore outsources to China.

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