JavaScript Salaries, Rates, and Team Costs Review Comparison Germany and Ukraine

JavaScript Salaries, Rates, and Team Costs Review Comparison Germany and Ukraine

In this study, we relied on deep knowledge and detailed monthly market analyzes in JavaScript technologies – ReactJS, VueJS, ReactNative, NodeJS, as well as delivery teams consisting of PM, BA, QA, DevOps specialists.

For each position in the team, we will provide a short definition, project role and minimum skill set.

germany

Germany developer cost structure

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Taxes (20,5%)

The national corporate tax rate for entities in Germany is 15%. In addition, they owe 5.5% for a solidarity surcharge related to reunification costs.

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Paid vacations (11.6%)

Every employee in Germany had an average of 28 days of vacation. The employer continues to pay the salary during the vacation.

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Benefits (13%)

Insurance (12%) and HR, office expenses (5%)

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Recruitment fees (20%)

Recruitment agencies will charge 20% on average for their services.

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Ukraine developer cost structure

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Taxes (6,5%)

Ukraine has privileged taxes for IT companies. So overall taxes are 6.5% and this tax is traditionally divided between employee and employer.

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Paid vacations (7,5%)

Ukrainian workers are guaranteed 18 days of paid vacation under the law.

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Benefits (10%)

Accounting, management, benefits, insurance, etc.

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Recruitment fees (10%)

Recruitment Agencies typically charge 8-12% of the total compensation of the new hire.

Lead Developer

The main tasks are to lay down the correct architecture of the project in accordance with the requirements of the development and scalability of the project, control and make decisions regarding the frameworks, libraries and technologies used. Also, Lead Developer is responsible for the composition of the team, the distribution of tasks according to the skills of the team and coordination within the team.

Required skill set and experience

  • ok

    Able to work independently on projects and provide technical and architectural solutions and can delegate tasks to senior, middle, and junior developers.

  • ok

    Level D3 of the competency matrix in key languages and frameworks – it means maximum theoretical knowledge.

  • ok

    At least 8 years working experience as a developer and was a part of a team in 2-3 projects.

  • ok

    Practical experience in development team management.

  • ok

    Experience in building project architecture from scratch, able to communicate with customers.

  • ok

    English C1+

Lead developer Ukraine vs Germany

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Germany Taxes

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Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. €66,881

€55,503

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€50,666

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. €107,222

€88,981

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€67,555

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. €88,113

€73,123

uk

€61,925

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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€9,506

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€6,192

Vacations
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€8,482

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€4,645

Recruitment fees
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€14,625

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€6,192

Average inhouse costs
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germany

€120,726

uk

€78,955

Average inhouse rate
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germany

€62

uk

€41

Average outsourcing costs
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€169,016

uk

€110,537

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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€88

uk

€57

Senior Developer

On a project, as a rule, a senior developer is responsible for creating the main components of the project in accordance with the laid down architecture, controlling their quality, compatibility and maximum performance in accordance with the assigned tasks. In addition, he leads the investigation & resolution of complex software issues.

Required skill set and experience

  • ok

    Able to work independently on projects and provide technical solutions.

  • ok

    Excellent technical expertise and business domain knowledge.

  • ok

    Can delegate tasks to middle and junior developers.

  • ok

    Level D3 of the competency matrix in key languages and frameworks.

  • ok

    At least 4 years working experience as a developer and was a part of a team in 2-3 projects.

  • ok

    English B2+

Senior Developer Ukraine vs Germany

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Ukraine

Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. €66,881

€55,503

uk

€37,155

Salary maximum including taxes
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germany

Tax. €107,222

€88,981

uk

€56,296

Salary average including taxes
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germany

Tax. €87,052

€72,242

uk

€51,588

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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€9,391

uk

€5,067

Vacations
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€8,380

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€3,800

Recruitment fees
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€14,448

uk

€5,067

Average inhouse costs
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€119,272

uk

€64,599

Average inhouse rate
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germany

€63

uk

€33

Average outsourcing costs
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€166,980

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€90,439

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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€87

uk

€44

Middle Developer

The main tasks of these developers are the development of small project components and the development of existing components. Simply put, this is an independent work on tasks of average complexity in accordance with the laid down architecture. In fact, on every project there are about 50% of such tasks, where complex architectural solutions are not required.

Required skill set and experience

  • ok

    D3 matrix capability level in key languages and frameworks.

  • ok

    2 years working experience as a developer at least at 2 projects.

  • ok

    Complete the task independently.

  • ok

    Communication skills within the team.

  • ok

    Skills of resolving atypical situations.

Middle Developer Ukraine vs Germany

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Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. €52,761

€43,786

uk

€28,148

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. €87,476

€72,594

uk

€45,037

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. €68,898

€57,177

uk

€33,778

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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€7,433

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€3,378

Vacations
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€6,632

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€2,534

Recruitment fees
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€11,435

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€3,378

Average inhouse costs
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€94,399

uk

€43,067

Average inhouse rate
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€49

uk

€22

Average outsourcing costs
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€132,159

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€60,293

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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€69

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€35

Junior Developer

The main tasks of these developers is to help develop parts of components or pattern blocks of a project. Junior programmers work under the strict supervision of senior engineers, in fact, they are assistants to developers on the project and help to perform more routine tasks, thereby saving the senior’s time and delay. Often in projects such tasks are from 20% to 40%. Junior Developers may suggests software development direction & provide status reports. Also, he may be involved in the investigation & resolution of issues.

Required skill set and experience

  • ok

    Well versed in technology, but has little or no commercial experience.

  • ok

    Level D2 of the competency matrix.

  • ok

    At least 1 year working experience as a developer.

Junior Developer Ukraine vs Germany

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Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. €45,542

€37,795

uk

€14,637

Salary maximum including taxes
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germany

Tax. €68,314

€56,692

uk

€22,518

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. €56,690

€47,045

uk

€18,015

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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€6,116

uk

€1,802

Vacations
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€5,457

uk

€1,351

Recruitment fees
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€9,409

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€1,802