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

JavaScript Salaries, Rates, and Team Costs Review Comparison UK 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.

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UK developer cost structure

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Taxes (19%)

The normal rate of corporation tax is 19% for the financial year beginning 1 April 2021 and will be maintained at this rate for the financial year beginning 1 April 2022.

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Paid vacations (11.6%)

Most workers who work a 5-day week must receive at least 28 days’ paid annual leave a year. This is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks of holiday.

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Benefits (13%)

Insurance (8%) and HR, office expenses (5%)

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Recruitment fees (20%)

As a general rule, a recruitment agency will charge between 10-30% of the base annual salary. So in average you get 20%

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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. As the ice 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 UK

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UK Taxes

Ukraine

Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. £48,980

£41,160

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£43,740

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. £100,585

£84,525

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£56,360

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. £69,097

£58,065

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£51,663

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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£7,555

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£5,166

Vacations
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£6,735

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£3,875

Recruitment fees
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£11,613

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£5,166

Average inhouse costs
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£94,994

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£65,871

Average inhouse rate
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£49

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£34

Average outsourcing costs
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£132,342

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£92,219

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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£69

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£48

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 UK

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UK Taxes

Ukraine

Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. £46,356

£38,955

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£30,998

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. £100,585

£84,525

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£46,966

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. £68,223

£57,330

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£42,270

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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£7,453

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£4,227

Vacations
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£6,650

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£3,170

Recruitment fees
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£11,466

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£4,227

Average inhouse costs
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£93,792

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£53,894

Average inhouse rate
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£48

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£28

Average outsourcing costs
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£131,308

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£75,451

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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£68

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£37

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 UK

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UK Taxes

Ukraine

Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. £23,160

£21,315

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£23,483

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. £82,217

£69,090

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£37,573

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. £45,482

£38,220

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£28,180

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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£4,969

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£2,118

Vacations
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£4,433

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£2,114

Recruitment fees
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£7,644

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£2,118

Average inhouse costs
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£62,528

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£35,930

Average inhouse rate
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£32

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£18

Average outsourcing costs
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£87,539

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£50,301

Average outsourcing rate per hour
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£46

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£29

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.

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    At least 1 year working experience as a developer.

Junior Developer Ukraine vs UK

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UK Taxes

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Cost-saving

Salary minimum including taxes
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Tax. £23,178

£19,477

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£12,211

Salary maximum including taxes
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Tax. £41,721

£35,059

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£18,787

Salary average including taxes
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Tax. £30,700

£25,798

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£15,029

HR expenses (accounting, management, benefits, insurance etc)
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£3,354

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£1,503

Vacations
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£2,993

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£1,127

Recruitment fees
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£5,160

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£1,503

Average inhouse costs
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