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Hourly wages for tech professionals hit a record high during the fourth quarter of 2005, according to a report released Monday.

According to the Yoh Index of Technology Wages, hourly pay increased by 3.1 percent to an average of $30.27 per hour between October 10, 2005 and November 6, 2005. Since the fourth quarter of 2001, wages for "high-impact technology professionals" have rise nearly 11 percent, the frm found.

The positions in the most demand include SAP functional consultants, who commanded an average of $75.09 pr hour. Data warehouse architects, CRM managers, hardware/firmware engineers and a generic project manager classification rounded out the top five.

"Ending 2005 with the highest wages for skilled technology professionals recorded in five years is a high water mark for the industry," said Jim Lanzalotto, vice president of strategy and marketing for Yoh, in a statement. "Despite major economic setbacks during the year, the technology industry has demonstrated its strength and confirmed its power to propel the employment market in a positive direction."

The Yoh data is culled from actual employment activity of over 5,000 technology professionals outsourced on short- and long-term projects by over 1,000 of the nation's top employers in aviation, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, scientific, telecommunications, and utility industries, according to the company. It is used to determine salaries in Fortune 500 companies.

According to Yoh, the top ten jobs with the highest demand by employers in the fourth quarter of 2005, together with their average hourly wages, were:

  • Clinical Research Associate - $38.52

  • Data Manager - $45.06

  • CRM Project Manager - $62.01

  • Data Warehouse Architect - $69.03

  • Hardware/Firmware engineer - $59.34

  • .NET Developer - $45.77

  • Oracle Database Administrator - $55.82

  • Project Manager - $57.07

  • SAP Functional Consultant - $75.09

  • Senior Scientist - $43.76

Source : YahooNews
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