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Nicholas Winston
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4 Most Popular Offshore Software Development Trends of 2022

Digital transformation is here, and with innovations in communications, the world has gotten much smaller. As a result, businesses are looking to take advantage of this digital transformation by outsourcing work and hiring offshore software development services to stay ahead of the competitive curve.

In 2020, the global market value for IT outsourcing was estimated at USD 342.9 billion. In the next five years, according to a report published by Businesswire, till 2027, the market value for IT outsourcing is projected to reach USD 410.2 billion at a CAGR of 2.6 percent from 2022 to 2027 (Source: Businesswire, Global IT Outsourcing Industry (2020 - 2027)).

So what specific IT services are businesses looking for when they outsource or seek to hire offshore development service?

To answer this question, let us look at the offshore software development trends in 2022.

Cloud Computing

Not surprisingly, as more businesses make their transition to cloud-based computing. Cloud-based services like SaaS, PasS, IaaS, and XaaS are becoming more relevant today. As a result, cloud computing will be a popular and trending offshore software development service in 2022.

Cloud computing refers to the range of services delivered over the internet or the ‘cloud.’ The process involves using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to process, manage and store data.

Agile and DevOps

Agile refers to a reiterative approach toward software development. This approach focuses on short development cycles involving close collaboration amongst all the different teams working on the project, including stakeholders and customers.

While DevOps approach is similar to agile in the way that DevOps incorporates agile practices and principles. However, one of the main differences between the two approaches is that DevOps encompasses the final delivery of the software and its maintenance. In contrast, the focus of agile is centred from the initial ideation of the software to its code completion.

Hybrid Working Model

The recent pandemic focused on the many inherent problems and limitations in terms of connectivity and collaboration. The pandemic brought these limitations into the spotlight and presented new opportunities to deal with employee disconnect. A Hybrid Working model is proving to be effective for most businesses, and the year 2022 is seeing a steep rise in the hiring of offshore developers. This model allows employees to choose their work location and working hours based on work priority.

With the development of apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet, hiring offshore development services has immensely added to the feasibility of a hybrid working model. An IT company now can hire a remote developer in an instant to bring a fresh perspective to their web development projects.

Improved Cybersecurity

Data security has always been one of the main weaknesses of an offshore software development company. But now, with much more stringent data laws in place and improved cybersecurity and IT infrastructure, offshore development companies and web app development agencies are gaining trust and, thereby, more outsourced business opportunities.


Today, more organisations are looking to hire offshore developers for their web development projects and other related services like web design and digital marketing. Apart from the above-mentioned offshore development trends of 2022, the most attractive aspect of partnering with offshore developers is cost-efficiency for the same quality of service.

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