Remote Developers Love Their Jobs and Are More Experienced than Their In-House Peers

Apr 14, 2016

Each year, the largest online community of software developers Stack Overflow, surveys thousands of coders from around the world about various aspects of their job, including salaries, technologies, and the real challenges facing those in the tech industry.

This year, over 50,000 respondents took part in the survey.

As a company helping businesses set up and maintain their offshore software development teams in Ukraine, we’re most excited to share those findings that are based on the responses submitted by remote employees. Here’s what they had to say.

Remote Programmers Love Their Jobs and Are More Experienced

About 12 percent of developers reported working remotely full-time, while another 18 percent said that they work remotely part-time.

Nearly twice as many remote programmers reported having over 11 years of experience than reported having less than five, which means if you go remote, you’re much more likely to get someone who knows what they’re doing.

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Another interesting fact is that almost a third of Ukrainian developers who took part in the survey are remote employees.

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Last, but certainly not least, the survey found that remote developers are a lot more likely to love their job than those who always work in-house.

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More from the Survey

Job Priorities: Salary Matters

If there’s one thing most developers care about when considering a new job, it’s the salary. That being said, it’s hardly the only consideration. Work-life balance, company culture, quality coworkers, and having a flexible schedule are also high on the list. In fact, 37 percent of respondents didn’t mention salary at all when listing the things that matter most to them.

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The survey also revealed that as programmers gain experience, decision-making and technologies start to matter more in their list of considerations, as does working remotely.

Workplace Gripes: Unrealistic Expectations and Bad Documentation

Unrealistic expectations, poor documentation, and unspecific requirements are the top three challenges that developers face at work, so make sure to keep that in mind if you want your programmers to be happy.

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Developers Want to Learn

More than two thirds of developers said that learning new technologies at work is important to them, as is the opportunity to build something new.

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View the full survey results here.

About Daxx

We help businesses in need of talented software engineers build and maintain development teams in Ukraine.

Within our model, you enjoy all the benefits of working with remote programmers without having to deal with a third-party manager and low employee dedication.

Here’s how it works:

  • we screen the best candidates based on your requirements, and then you personally interview and approve each member of you team
  • we place your developers in one of our offices in Ukraine and provide them with all the necessary hardware and software
  • you manage your project directly using your preferred tools and methodologies
  • we take care of employee retention and HRM
  • we offer you our best advice on how to build rapport with your team and manage them effectively
  • we also take care of administrative issues like taxes and payroll

Over 65 clients from 17 countries have chosen Daxx as a partner to hire remote developers.

To set up your offshore development team with us, send us a message using the form below.

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