The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.40% 6.19% 8.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.89% 41.18% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

Security Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast.

Academic & Professional Certification
Belfast
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36 17 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 17.31% 15.04% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 9
Median daily rate £326 £338 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +56.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Belfast

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Belfast

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 12 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) MS Project
2 9 (75.00%) Law
2 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (66.67%) People Management
3 8 (66.67%) Project Management
4 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
4 7 (58.33%) Change Control
5 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Remedy
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
General
1 9 (75.00%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Support
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (66.67%) People Management
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
3 7 (58.33%) Change Control
3 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
4 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy