A guide to outsourcing in Bulgaria.
- Overall Ranking: Emerging
- Average 2nd Year Programmer
Salary: $5,000 to $10,000
- Geopolitical Risk: Moderate
- English Proficency: Fair
- Pros: Historical high-tech center
of former Soviet Union. Good for high-end, complex but
small-scale projects. Renovating Sovietera telecom and
IT infrastructure preparing for possible EU membership
in 2007. Experienced service providers (as many as a
thousand Western companies were doing IT work in
Bulgaria as far back as the 1990s). Excellent math,
science and engineering schools. IT workers experienced
in complex technologies.
- Cons: Small workforce; only 800
Bulgarians graduate with technical degrees each year.
IT spending ranks one of the lowest in the Central and
Eastern Europe. Can’t compete on price or scale with
India or China.
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