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Ukraine’s top-three tech industry employers have retained their positions on the market, while upping the numbers of their staff, software developer community DOU.ua said in its latest overview of the Ukrainian IT market, which was published on Aug. 7

The report, covering the first half of 2017, lists the 50 biggest tech companies in the country, which together employ almost 46,225 people.

The three largest employers are EPAM, which has 4,800 staffers in five Ukrainian cities, SoftServe, with 4,600, and Luxoft, with 3,850.

The three leaders have 480 employees more compared to last year. EPAM has been in the top spot for the last 30 months.

GlobalLogic and Ciklum rounded off the top five of the ranking (Ciklum saw its staff numbers drop by 33 in 2017).

Compared to DOU.ua’s previous report, published in at the beginning of 2017, the number of specialists at the top 50 companies has grown by almost 3,000 (7 percent growth).

IT company Lucky Labs has made the most new hires in 2017, taking on 318 people, while Terrasoft cut its staff by 135 specialists.

Some 46 percent of the companies surveyed by DOU.ua expect moderate staff growth of up to 50 hires in the second half of the year. Only 17 percent expect to hire more than 100 new staff by the end of the year.

IT companies also appear to be more confident this year about the business climate: in July, 26 percent of the IT firms surveyed for the DOU.ua rating said political instability was slowing their growth, while a year ago it was 56 percent.

The Kyiv Post’s IT coverage is sponsored by Ciklum. The content is independent of the donors.

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