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Developer Jobs: Demand for Programming Language Python Falls Amid Pandemic

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There have been significantly fewer interviews available for Python developers and front-end engineers during the pandemic.

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Demand has slackened for Python coding language skills since March amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to online developer hiring platform HackerRank. Job interviews for Python developers and front-end engineers have declined 27% and 34% respectively, while full-stack engineers are seeing 5% fewer interviews.

These numbers back up estimates from U.S. recruitment website Indeed, which indicated a 43% year-over-year drop in new postings for data-scientist positions in July. On a positive note, HackerRank found interviews for Web and mobile application developers have climbed 61% since March.

HackerRank CEO Vivek Ravisankar cited soaring demand for back-end, JavaScript, and .NET developers as online merchants and gaming companies modify their algorithms and upgrade user interfaces, while legacy industries like banking and healthcare are almost completely starting from scratch.

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