Tech Talent in Egypt - Sourcing Workers in an Untapped Region

13 Apr 2023


Tech-talents in Egypt: Exploring an Untapped Market

Egypt has emerged as a tech talent hub in recent years, with its large pool of highly skilled and educated workers in the tech industry. According to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the ICT sector in Egypt is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.4% from 2019 to 2024, making it one of the fastest-growing tech industries in the Middle East and North Africa region.

One key factor contributing to the growth of Egypt's tech talent pool is the country's emphasis on education. Egypt has a literacy rate of around 73%, with a high percentage of the population holding tertiary education degrees. In fact, Egypt produces around 500,000 university graduates every year, with a significant portion of them in STEM fields.

Furthermore, the government has been actively promoting the development of the tech industry in Egypt, offering a range of incentives and initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. For example, the government has launched the "Innovate Egypt" program, which offers funding and support for early-stage tech startups in the country.

At Octopus, we have been able to tap into this growing pool of tech talent to help our clients build and scale their remote tech teams. Through our talent sourcing services, we connect our clients with highly skilled and qualified tech professionals in Egypt, who possess a wide range of expertise across various tech stacks.

For example, we recently helped a global software development company build a remote team of software engineers in Egypt. We sourced and recruited a team of 10 senior software engineers for the company, with an average of 5-10 years of experience in the industry. Our client was able to scale their operations quickly and efficiently, while reducing costs and maintaining high-quality standards.

In addition to our talent sourcing services, we also provide our clients with local HR and administrative support, ensuring that their remote teams in Egypt are fully compliant with local regulations and laws. We handle payroll, taxes, benefits, and employment, so that our clients can focus on their core business objectives and leave the administrative work to us.

Overall, the tech talent in Egypt is rapidly growing and becoming increasingly relevant to global companies looking to build and scale their remote tech teams. At Octopus, we are proud to be part of this development, and to help our clients leverage the vast potential of Egypt's tech talent pool.

Nouran Ghoniem

Nouran Ghoniem

International Growth Specialist - Octopus

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