Vietnamese developers, a valuable resource for your web development project
Vietnam, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, has established itself as an emerging destination with strong potential for web development.
The country’s rise to prominence is no accident, but rather the result of a convergence of favorable factors.
This article aims to explore Vietnam’s technology talent pool in detail, highlighting a number of aspects that are of interest to us:
- quality training,
- software engineering skills,
- language skills.
Read on to explore all the crucial points that make Vietnam a top-choice destination for a wide range of projects in web, mobile and software development.
Vietnam, the Hub of Educational Excellence
This concept had already been discussed in one of our previous articles. Like everywhere in the world, Vietnamese universities are buzzing with a strong interest in computer science and new technologies. With a literacy rate of over 94%, Vietnam invests heavily in education. More than 300 higher education institutions offer cutting-edge programs in computer science and software engineering. Among them, the National University of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh University of Science and Technology stand out as beacons of educational excellence.
Software Engineering Skills in Vietnam
In 2021, Vietnam secured the gold medal in programming at the international ACM ICPC competition, a remarkable achievement that speaks to their technical excellence.
However, numbers alone do not capture the essence of Vietnamese talent. According to numerous companies that have entrusted their web projects to Vietnam, it turns out that: “Collaborating with Vietnamese developers has been an incredible experience. Their technical expertise and ability to solve complex problems are unparalleled.”
The Linguistic Abilities of Vietnamese
Now, imagine a video conference with your team of Vietnamese developers. English can easily be used during this meeting because it dominates the economic market. This will allow you to communicate smoothly and seamlessly. In fact, more than 25% of the Vietnamese population speaks English. This linguistic skill opens the doors to international collaboration, and that’s precisely what Vietnam has always aimed for.
The language barrier has never been a problem with a Vietnamese team. Their level of English is remarkable, which greatly facilitates collaboration.
And what if you don’t speak English?
This is absolutely not a problem. At Bocasay, a web agency located in Vietnam, specifically in Ho Chi Minh City, we provide our clients with a project manager or product owner who is not only experienced in web project management but also fluent in French. It’s a kind of hybrid team with a project manager based in France or Mauritius, and the rest of the team is in Vietnam for the technical part. Feel free to reach out to us if this type of model interests you.
One essential element deserves our attention: the competitive cost of Vietnamese developers. Technical skills are available at significantly lower rates than in Western countries, while maintaining exceptional quality of work. This combination of expertise and affordability results in substantial savings for businesses.
Outsourcing part of your development to Vietnam will reduce your production costs without compromising the quality of your product.
The average daily rates (TJM) of a Vietnamese web developer are generally several times lower than those of a French developer. In general, the daily rate of a developer based in Vietnam can be approximately 2 to 4 times cheaper than that of a French developer.
However, these figures can vary depending on:
- Specific skills,
- The developer’s location in Vietnam.
It is important to note that while labor costs are lower in Vietnam, it does not imply a decrease in the quality of work, as demonstrated by the growing reputation of Vietnamese developers in terms of technological skills.
Case Studies of Companies Outsourcing Their Web Projects to Vietnam
Now that we have explored the strengths of Vietnam’s IT talent, let’s turn to concrete examples that highlight these advantages. These cases are fictional but based on real benefits. For more information, please contact our agency in Vietnam directly.
- Case Study 1: Company XYZ outsourced its development to Vietnam, reducing development costs by 40% while accelerating the time to market for its mobile application.
- Case Study 2: Startup ABC chose to collaborate with Vietnamese developers to develop its website. The result was a high-quality website delivered on time and at a cost 30% lower than a locally based team in France. Timelines could be met because the team was expanded, thanks to the lower labor cost, ABC could afford to have more people on its team. This allowed them to meet their website launch schedule.
- Case Study 3: TechSolutions, a US-based company, had difficulty finding qualified developers locally for their management application project. They decided to collaborate with a development team in Vietnam. The result? Not only was the project delivered on time, but the quality of the code also exceeded their expectations. The total project cost turned out to be 50% lower than the initial estimates, which delighted the company’s executives. English was naturally used during project discussions.
These case studies clearly illustrate that Vietnamese talents not only meet expectations but often exceed them, while providing excellent value for money.
Potential challenges and best practices
Of course, like any IT project, no outsourcing is without its challenges. Collaborating with remote teams can present obstacles, but choosing the right development partner in Vietnam and establishing clear communication helps overcome these challenges. The benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. You’ll find an e-book on best practices in offshore development outsourcing.
Vietnam is emerging as a key player on the global web development scene. Its educational excellence, software engineering skills, command of English and competitive cost make it a valuable resource for your web development project. Ready to take your business to new heights?