Help British companies
hire incredible English-speaking remote developers from
Ukraine, Russia and Belarus

Save from £20,000 to £49,000 a year per talent*
3 days wait only for guaranteed CV’s delivered
10% of the placed employee’s first year's base salary
100 days free replacement

7 years of hiring IT and Tech Talent

Hey! My name is Andrew, and I'm a professional IT recruiter based in Moscow. I've been hiring software engineers in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus for more than 7 years, and I specialise in connecting British companies with talented developers in our local tech market.
Andrew Shishkin
*based on salary data from the
I've pivoted my skills to helping companies find tech talent remotely to help deal with the pressures of COVID-19, and throughout the Pandemic I've built a portfolio of 30 new British based clients, all of whom have understood the cost effectiveness of looking at a remote development team sourced from new, untapped talent markets.
Senior Developer salary in the UK
Salary of the same developer in Eastern Europe
You save on every hire at this level for this role
Our recruitment fee at 10%
of the first year's base salary
CEO, co-founder Coders Valley
As a local recruiter with extensive connections in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, I understand what draws our local talent, and I know the mentality of developers here in Eastern Europe. Thousands of developers have passed through me in these 7 years and I keep in touch with the best of them, and, crucially, my network continues to grow as we step into a post-pandemic world. Book a call with me this week and find out how I can help source effective, cost effective remote tech talent for your company!

Why hiring from the continent is beneficial 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 2.5 - 4 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 Income Tax and National Insurance for your contractor, because they have to pay them in their own country (EG: 4-6% in Russia) and all contracting work falls outside of IR35,
You will pay your contractor directly in Pounds Sterling via TransferWise (British bank account and sort code), PayPal or Crypto.
Eastern Europe is an 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 in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. 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.

Developer's annual salary, £*

* based on data from Indeed
If we source and hire a small team of 2 Front End Developers, 2 Back End Developers and 1 Mobile Developer, for you, you will save approximately £152,000 each year.
A team of 15 developers will save an average of £500,000 each year.

Our Process


Sign a contract

Duration: 1 day
You sign a recruiter contract and send us your requirements.
We edit your vacancy for the specifics of the Eastern European market.

Recruiting Dashboard

Duration: 1 day
We add your hiring team (CEO, CTO, HR, Founders) to our online portal.
You will instantly see new candidates, their movement through the funnel and the progress for each vacancy.

Search for candidates and conduct interviews

Duration: 1-3 weeks
We search for candidates, conduct initial interviews and technical interviews.
We add suitable candidates to the Short List on our online portal. You can see our review of their CV, portfolio, and interview feedback.
You will receive the first candidate in a few days and another 7-10 candidates within 2 weeks.
We will organise a joint interview of your team with the candidates that you like.
If we don't find the perfect hire, our search continues!

Job Offer

Duration: 1-3 days
If the talent chosen interviews well, and is suitable for you, we then agree on a Job Offer with you and become the middle person between you and the candidate.
We help you organize the workflow with the developer: agreement and conclusion of the contract, onboarding, payment details, and so on.
Once you've hired your developer, our relationship is complete and a fee is paid.
400 CVs reviewed
120 sourced conversations / vetting
32 interviews (via video)
5 candidates taken to 2nd stage interviews or skills testing
1 candidate hired
Time to hire ≈ 3 weeks
The following figures are for an average recruitment sourcing project for a mid-weight software developer.
If the developer leaves before 100 days, or you fire him, we will find a free replacement.

We work in 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, and LinkedIn is completely blocked in Russia.
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.

Interaction with your employee

Developers will have knowledge of spoken and written English
Your developer will work directly with you, as well as with the rest of your team (via Agile/Scrum, Jira, Zoom, Slack, Git, etc.)
They work according to your time zone or with a difference of no more than 4 hours
You pay your developer directly, we do not manage his salary or payroll
Pay your contractor in Pounds, direct to the developer's TransferWise (bank account, sort code) / PayPal / Crypto account, and receive an invoice (and other documents) directly from the developer
You can also pay via Fiverr, Upwork or other predetermined channels
Contract and organise NDAs directly with the developer. We only help in the search
We will help you build and negotiate the right contract
We will do everything in our power to reduce paperwork and improve efficiency

Our recruitment
fee structure

of the placed employee's first year's base salary
Pay once
This is not outstaffing
More profitable than outstaffing
One single fee for our service, and you work with your contractor for as long as you want!
You work with developers directly
Several times
We will provide the invoice and the contract. You pay our fee in pounds sterling to our UK account (bank account and sort code).
Matt Rantell
CEO and Founder at The Square - Digitising Construction
We hired two Senior Engineers through Coders Valley 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 Andrew and Coders Valley.
Karuna Govind
CTO and Co-Founder at Coupay Limited
We hired Andrew to find us a strong backend developer. After trying to recruit in the UK and overseas for months, we couldn't find someone to match our criteria.

As a company, we look for people with the right attitude, values, culture fit and skills. Andrew took the time to understand our requirements and budget. As we went along with a few interviews, he took the time to further fine tune the process and got us exactly the sort of person we were looking for.

I was quite impressed with the quick turnaround and we will be using Andrew's services again!

Our Team

We're headquartered in Moscow. Each of our recruiters has extensive experience in IT and Tech recruiting. We have a pool of invited experts to conduct technical interviews for challenging roles.
CEO, co-founder
Senior IT Recruiter, co-founder
Chief Marketing Officer
Let the development in Eastern Europe become your Unfair Competitive Advantage. Start with a single developer, or build your whole team in Eastern Europe.


To find out more, simply book a Zoom call, where we will: answer all your questions; orient our service to you by the salary level of the developer you need; approximate time scales of recruitment and give you a sense of costs. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Butyrsky Val Street 10, Russia, Moscow, 127055


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