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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -40 +3  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.51% 2.30% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 7.14% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £272 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +9.21% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +28.20% +0.86%  

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 30 28 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 9.04% 32.18% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 42
Median daily rate £390 £315 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -38.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £272 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 28 June 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 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 4 (40.00%) Law
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) People Management
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) BMC
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Network Management

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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Commercial Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) BMC
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco