Over the last 3 years, we have seen strong growth in demand for Python software engineers in particular, and that trend has continued throughout 2020. Hiring paused in many cases from March onwards, but the Python space was one that resumed quickly.
This was driven in particular by financial services organisations where Python is a popular language of choice for quantitative engineering, data science and web application development. Python salaries have remained steady, with high demand in place for permanent and contract python software engineers at both mid and senior level.
Summer was a quieter period for PHP developer hiring, but from August onwards we have seen demand steadily increase, primarily with technology companies. Market salaries have reduced a little compared to 2019.