Recently, Sunbytes has expanded our dedicated team to Brazil, the biggest country in South America in order to leverage our talent pool as well as to better serve our clients in America. Let’s find out the reason for why your business should consider hiring remote developers in Brazil


An emerging software outsourcing location

According to a report by consulting firm Kearney on The Global Services Location Index (GSLI) outsourcing locations in 2021, Brazil ranked among the Top 5 best locations for IT outsourcing in terms of financial attractiveness, people skills and availability, business environment, and digital resonance. Interested in these incentives at first sight? Keep reading to learn more about what Brazil has to offer your organization, and you could be celebrating Mardi Gras with your employees sooner than you think.

Overview of Brazil

Area of land8.5 million square kilometers
Population up to 2021212.6 millions
GDP of 2021 1,445 billion USD
GDP growth rate of 20214.6%

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and is home to over 212 million people. Brazil ranks 6th in the most populous countries by area and is home to big urban hubs such as Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. The official language of this country is Portuguese.

The surprising figure; Brazil has the 13th-largest economy in the world. After Covid, a bounce-back in demand, both domestic and external, and an increase in commodity prices are expected to lift the GDP growth to 4.6% in 2021, estimated 1.5% in 2022, and 2% in 2023, according to the IMF.

Brazil – A growing technology hub

Apart from obtaining the 13th largest economy in the world, Brazil also has an emerging IT market and rich human resources. Together, Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica have become the top leaders in technology, compared to their South American counterparts. Let’s find the reasons why IT outsourcing to Brazil below:

Technology investment

The significance of this interest in IT positioned Brazil to reclaim its 9th place in the international software and service market ranking, with overall employment rates of 1.8%. Of the US$22.9 billion market value for software and services, the software development industry generated 55% of revenue, with foreign markets accounting for 79.6% of output and about 2.8% of GDP.

Edge Computing

With Brazil’s highly fluid culture and working structure, edge computing is expected to develop solutions for the migration, integration, and automated management of applications and data in cloud installations, both on-premises, and off-premises. BRASSCOM has established that the Edge Computing industry in Brazil would increase at a rate of 16% per year between 2019 and 2023.

Cloud Infrastructure 

Connecting and administering several cloud services will become one of IT’s most demanding operational responsibilities. It’s critical to improve the management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Brazilian businesses have expanded their operations in application renovation to maximize cloud utilization and accelerate the development of new digital services.

Legal and Government Support 

The government has also been implementing national strategies such as the National IoT Strategy, National Defense Strategy, National Cybersecurity Strategy, etc and develop them to harness the full potential of digital technologies to boost Brazilian productivity and competitiveness.

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Human resources with a large and qualified base



The labor force is always an important key when looking for reasons why hiring remote developers in Brazil. The country currently produces over 500,000 programming engineers, with a comparatively low turnover rate of 20% compared to India’s 40%. According to the IT human resource market study produced by BRASSCOM in 2021, between 2021 and 2025, the IT human resource market in Brazil is expected to welcome around 237,000 people into the workforce from 123 scientific and technology institutes and 400 incubators operating across the country.

Academically,  a number of Brazillian colleges and institutions are in among the finest in the world. The University of Sao Paulo (USP) has the second-highest score in Latin America and is among the world’s top 90 engineering and technology institutions, according to the QS Rankings while USP is the top Brazilian university for computer science and information systems.

In the ranking, the Campinas State University (Unicamp) is also in the top 150 engineering and technology schools in the world, and the sixth in Latin America. Computer science, computer engineering, and information systems are all available as undergraduate majors at Unicamp, as are master and doctoral degrees in computer engineering.

Other Brazilian universities that have achieved international recognition in rankings and produce some of the best Brazilian developers are including but are not limited to: the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Paulista State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP), the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Catholic Pontifical University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and the Federal University of Ceará (UFC).

Brazillian students and professionals in the IT field even can benefit from other programs, including Hack Station administered by Facebook and Start-Up Brazil by the government, which connects accelerators with software firms.

Coursera Global Skill Index in 2021

Young and highly qualified dedicated developers 

According to a StackOverflow developer poll, which included a variety of questions on computer science education in schools and accessibility to coding, a handful of Brazilian developers stated that they began writing their first lines of code when they were 16 years old. They also reported that the average number of years of coding expertise among the Brazilian developers surveyed was 11.5 years. This young demographic of programmers has a significant opportunity to be a leading generation of software developers for years to come.  Brazil was ranked as the 38th best developer country in the world by Hacker Rank in 2016.

In Coursera global skill index, programming, and technology of Brazillian developers are also highly evaluated compared with other Latin American counterparts, especially in Cloud Computing and Software Engineering. 

Brazilian developers are also quite active in unofficial coding challenges on popular development sites such as TopCoder and Hacker Rank. According to Top Coder data, Brazilian coders are among the most responsive competitors, ranking 13th in all-time first-place finishes in challenges.

Best Developer Rank by Country by HackerRank 2016

High-end developers for a lower price

Developer Skills Report by HackerRank 2021

Even when we factor in the recruiting and incentive costs, employing Brazilian developers strike value financially and technically when compared to hiring professionals in the United States. According to statistics in the Developer Skills Report by HackerRank 2021, a Brazilian developer’s average yearly pay is approximately $40,000 per year, or around $3,300 per month, compared to roughly $9,000 per month and $110,000 annually for a developer in the United States. When it comes to software outsourcing in Brazil, the hourly pay for a Brazilian developer may range from $20/hr to $60/hr+, depending on programming talents, languages, and seniority, and this can be a major benefit.


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