IT wages up 3.1% in 2005

According to the Yoh Index of Technology Wages, hourly pay increased by 3.1% to an average of $30.27 per hour between Q4 2004 and Q4 2005. Since Q4 2001, wages for “high-impact technology professionals” have rise nearly 11%. The positions in the most demand include SAP functional consultants, who commanded an average of $75.09 per hour. Data warehouse architects, CRM managers, hardware/firmware engineers and a generic project manager classification rounded out the top five. Top ten jobs with the highest demand by employers in Q4 2005, together with their average hourly wages, were:

  1. Clinical Research Associate – $38.52
  2. Data Manager – $45.06
  3. CRM Project Manager – $62.01
  4. Data Warehouse Architect – $69.03
  5. Hardware/Firmware engineer – $59.34
  6. .NET Developer – $45.77
  7. Oracle Database Administrator – $55.82
  8. Project Manager – $57.07
  9. SAP Functional Consultant – $75.09
  10. Senior Scientist – $43.76