Nearshore Europe Is IT! IT Services Riding The Nearshore Advantage

13 Apr 2015
by Anurag Srivastava, Hrishi Agarwalla



Nearshore Europe has emerged as a leading location for global Information Technology (IT) services delivery. Geographical proximity to Western Europe, time zone similarities, close cultural ties, availability of highly-qualified engineering talent, and favorable business environment are some of the key factors driving the growth of global IT sourcing industry in this geography. Leading global enterprises have set up their delivery centers at multiple locations in the region and are leveraging them to deliver complex IT services.

In this report, we analyze Nearshore Europe as a destination for delivery of IT services. This report provides in-depth assessment of the nine key cities in the region, focusing on talent pool, operating cost, market activity, and risk analysis. The report will assist buyers and service providers to understand the opportunities and challenges offered by Nearshore Europe for delivery of IT services.

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Scope and methodology

  • The focus of this report is IT services delivery from Nearshore European locations across in-house centers and third-party service providers
  • The report includes analysis of nine key cities in Nearshore Europe: Dublin, Glasgow, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Warsaw, Krakow, Bucharest, and Sofia
  • Key dimensions of analysis include – talent pool, operating cost, market activity, and risk analysis
  • The report leverages multiple sources of information – Everest Group’s proprietary databases (global in-house centers, service providers, market activity, cost, and talent pool), extensive advisory experience in supporting clients with location optimization decisions, and inputs from global services stakeholders and industry experts

Operating Cost Range


The report provides detailed data and analysis of the global IT services delivery landscape in Nearshore Europe and is structured along the following sections:

  • Summary and implications for buyers and service providers
  • Market overview of the nearshore IT services delivery industry
  • Assessment of key cities on parameters such as talent pool, market activity, operating cost, and risk
  • Relative attractiveness of locations and associated trade-offs

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