The demand for talented Python, Ruby, PHP and NodeJS developers has been noticeably strong in 2021. As organisations have established structures and procedures for remote working, a candidate-driven market has emerged where many candidates have been passive.

In line with previous years, we have seen rapid growth in demand for Python software engineers of all levels. This has led to a candidate-driven market, where the majority of engineers are passive and low in supply.

Remote working options and hybrid flexibility has also impacted an organisations ability to attract the best Python engineers.

There is high demand for mid, senior and leadership Python engineering roles both in the contract and permanent space.

2021 has seen a steady increase in the demand for both Ruby and PHP developers, especially those who can code in multiple languages. Market salaries have remained similar to that seen in 2020 and the start of 2021.


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