Helping UK companies
recruit awesome English-speaking remote software engineers from Eastern Europe

Senior DevOps Engineer £40,000 pa Senior Data Engineer £43,000 pa Project Manager £25,000 |

Save from £20k to £45k a year per talent*

*based on salary data from the and


Senior Back End Engineer salary in the UK


Salary of the same developer in Eastern Europe

recruitment fee


Salary of the same developer in Eastern Europe

Countries we’ve worked with: Poland, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova

Companies we've worked with

150+ UK-based clients

7 years of experience in hiring IT and technical professionals

Hi, my name is Richard and I am a qualified IT recruiter. I have been recruiting software engineers in Eastern Europe for over 7 years and specialize in helping UK companies locate top developer talent in the local tech market.
CEO, co-founder Coders Planet

Why hiring on the continent is good for
British industry

Based on research from Glassdoor the average cost of self-hiring an IT
developer in the UK is £12,000, and it takes 27 days.

You will pay 1.5 - 2 times less for a full-time employee based in Eastern Europe,

Your developer will have a contemporary, market-proof and very high level of knowledge and technical skill; our talent market is incredibly hard working,

All candidates are hired as contractors. Therefore, recruitment is flexible, you won't need a permit for work, and it will be easy for you to set realistic time-specific goals and part ways with your contractor with ease,

You don't need to pay NIC and pension contribution for your contractor, because they have to pay them in their own country (3-7% in Eastern Europe) and all contracting work falls outside of IR35,

You will pay your contractor directly in Pounds Sterling via Wise (bank account, sort code), PayPal, Deel, Remote or Crypto.

Eastern Europe is a proven, excellent alternative to traditional outsourcing countries in the UK, thanks to the high level of education for engineers, a large number of domestic IT, tech and startup companies, as well as first rate infrastructure (established quick internet, video communication, coworking and consulting cultural mirroring, etc.).

How is recruitment from Eastern Europe so cost effective? The salary level paid for services is bound to, and relates to, domestic need and cost of living. For example, renting a good apartment in the central part of an average Eastern European city will cost an average of £200 to £400 per calendar month. Because we understand domestic salary levels, expectations and market trends, your fee reflects the difference in cost.

Tech talent's annual salary, $*

*4-6 years of experience
Eastern Europe
average salary, £
average salary, £
Your annual savings
per developer, £
Front End Engineer (JavaScript, React, Next, Vue, Nuxt, Angular, TypeScript)
Back End Engineer (Java, Python, Go, Ruby, C#, C, C++, F#, Elixir, Erlang, Rust, Scala, Perl)
Mobile Engineer (Swift, Kotlin, Objective-C, Java, React Native, Xamarine)
DevOps Engineer
Data Engineer
Data Analyst
Data Scientist
QA (automation)
QA (manual)
Designer (UX/UI, Web, Graphic, Motion, 3D/2D, Video Editor)
Project Manager
Product Manager
Scrum Master
Marketing Manager (Paid Media, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Performance Marketing, SEO)
If we source and hire a small team of 6 tech talents (Front End, Back End, DevOps, UX/UI
Designer, QA, Project Manager) for you, you will save approximately £150,000 each year.

A team of 15 tech talents will save an average of £375,000 each year.

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Our process


Fill in the form and sign the contract (DocuSign)

Duration: 3 minutes

You sign a standard recruiter contract (no hire – no fee) with Coders Planet Ltd and send us your requirements.

We edit your vacancy for the specifics of the Latin America market and start the search.


First Candidates
Duration: 2 working days
You will receive your first 2-3 candidates by email within 2 working days.


Search for candidates and conduct interviews
Duration: 1-2 weeks
We search for candidates and conduct initial interviews and technical interviews.

You can see our review of their CV, portfolio, and interview feedback.

You will receive another 7-10 candidates within 1-2 weeks (it depends on the complexity of the job). We will organize a joint interview of your team with the candidates that you like.

Fill in the form and sign the contract (DocuSign)

Duration: 3 minutes

You sign a standard recruiter contract (no hire – no fee) with Coders Planet Ltd and send us your requirements.

We edit your vacancy for the specifics of the Latin America market and start the search.

If the developer leaves before
100 days, or you fire him, we
will find a free replacement.

The following figures are for an average recruitment
sourcing project for a mid-weight software developer.

We work as a team,
directly with your
HR and CTO.

We don’t replace your HR function, we augment it.

We only help your recruiting team to work more effectively in the local markets of Eastern Europe, and make your potential hiring net that much wider.

We work effectively with passive candidates: more than 50% of top developers do not post their resumes on recruitment sites.

We understand our market – our extensive network connections to both in-work, actively looking and post-graduate talent means we have access to a huge market across multiple countries.

Cooperation with your contractor




Accrual and management of contractor payrolls

Manage and pay international contractors

Onboard international contractors quickly and compliantly with localized contracts and guidance on local labor laws. Pay contractors on time in their local currency with zero exchange fees.

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Check out our recommendations on LinkedIn and

In the current market we have struggled to find good candidates for our offshore locations. Since working with CodersPlanet, they have not only supplied great candidates but have partnered with us in such a way that I view them as an extension of the internal recruitment team.

I look forward to building a strong relationship for the future.


Dan Taylor

Talent Manager at Juriba

Found us some awesome developers!

Coders Planet team were great. They were always on it and very quickly found us a great pipeline of awesome developers. We ended up hiring an entire teams worth of developers from them!


Slava Kremerman

CEO at Zen Educate

We are a startup business and needed to expand our coding team. We researched and decided to try Coders Planet.

The service was superb, from clear understanding of our needs, to excellent screening of candidates including a detailed write-up that included CV info but also recruiter notes, and even better recordings of the candidates speaking (in English) about technical issues they'd faced.

They facilitated the interviews, but were also okay with me doing so as I kept them informed so they knew i wasn't doing anything dodgy to them. They also had no problem with me giving an online tech test to candidates.

Lastly, at close, they were able to help with contract, by giving me a contract template that was suitable for the local jurisdiction in which I was hiring. They're not lawyers per se, so couldn't offer a guarantee of contract compliance, but for our business as a startup it was a great help and enough for us.


Alistair Baillie

COO & Co-Founder at Ship Shape

Coders Planet understood our requirement and presented suitable candidates from the start. Of the 6 candidates we interviewed only a couple fell a little short on the experiences we need but the rest were all really good applicants, and we're extremely happy with the candidate we selected.


Nick Evans

COO at Lockular

We hired two Senior Engineers through Coders Planet and was impressed with the quality of the candidates and the speed in which they were found. All the candidates were shortlisted well so all had the right tech stack experience and could all communicate well enough to work effectively with a remote English speaking team.

Very happy with our two new team members and I would happily recommend Coders Planet.


Matt Rantell

CEO and Founder at The Square - Digitising Construction

Coders Planet are a professional and friendly team who were a fantastic support to us with sourcing a quality candidate to join our team as an Elixir Backend Developer.

As a small start up, it is very important to us to get the right people with the right skills and the right attitude. The successful candidate, who Coders Planet introduced to us, had the expertise and experience we were looking for and they have settled well into their role and into the team.


Krystian Zajac

Founder and Board Member at Hero Labs

Our recruitment rates

We will provide the invoice and the contract. You pay our fee in GBP to
our UK bank account

Success Fee

  • Flat fee
  • No hire - no fee
  • No prepayment
  • 100 days free replacement
  • Individual T&C after three hires

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