January 19, 2022

Building software development teams in Vietnam – benefits

By Magnus Sedlacek

Building software development teams in Vietnam - benefits

We at Ada Beat have long experience working with remote teams and software developers from all over the world and especially with software development teams from Vietnam. In this 4 part series of posts we will share the challenges, benefits, a guide on how to start with remote software development teams from Vietnam and a guide on how to scale remote software development teams from Vietnam.

In this second post we will share the benefits of having remote software development teams in Vietnam.

The 3 benefits of a team in Vietnam

1. Lower price/cost
2. Availability of senior software developers
3. New perspectives and energy

 

Lower price/cost

The first and obvious reason for companies to go to Vietnam is to cut costs. The price per hour for software developers in Vietnam is between $25 to $65 depending on competence and seniority, meaning a quite substantial difference compared to Sweden and other western countries where the price is between $65 to $130. Still you should not only look at the price per hour.

Availability of software developers

In Sweden and Europe there is currently a shortage of software developers and especially senior software developers. However in Vietnam there are still software developers available and especially senior software developers that have worked with western companies and are used to speaking english and western work culture.

New perspectives and energy

In Vietnam a majority or over 88% of the software developers are below 40 years old, with 50% of the software developers in the age between 20 to 30 years old (see Vietnam: The Hotspot for IT Developers). The software developers are young, come with a positive energy from a society on the rise and bring new perspectives. Mix this with senior software developers from Sweden and you get senior teams with a lot of energy.

Summary

Combine the 3 benefits above and you can scale your existing software development with senior software developers, keep the budget and get new perspectives and energy into your organization.

 

Check out the other three parts in this post series
Building software development teams in Vietnam – challenges
Guide on how to start with remote software development teams from Vietnam
Guide on how to scale remote software development teams from Vietnam

If you have any feedback, thoughts or want to know more, feel free to reach out to the author or contact us.

By Magnus Sedlacek

Leader at Ada Beat and host of Func Prog Sweden. Reach out to Magnus on LinkedIn

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