One of the participants on RecruitingBlogs.com, but not this sub-group, asked a question about cleared SAP Pros. Did I missing anything critical?
Types of Clearances:
SCI: Special Compartmentalized Intelligence
SI: Special Intelligence
TS: Top Secret
Most SAP positions that require clearances require only low level clearances; C or S. Generally whenever someone makes a move from one role that requires clearance to another, if they are deemed to be "clearable", their provisional clearance is given within a matter of weeks, and the process begins anew whenever they go to a new position. So there is nothing special about having a low level clearance, these folks may be hired for a little more, but they would not necessarily be a higher rate than say a Green Card SAP individual with the same skills. So the answer is a "little better" on a case by case basis depending on the demand in the spot market. But generally the quality of his SAP skills would have a greater impact than the fact that he is clearable.
Higher level security clearances; TS, SI, and SCI; are a different matter. These are hard to come by and are more easily transferred than begun anew. People who have these clearances know they are valuable and so there can be said to be a higher "market rate". However there are generally so few roles requiring such high level clearance that they can't really be said to affect the market.
Expenses are treated to be the same, meaning depending what the client wants.
If you have any follow-up clearance-related questions please send me an e-mail to: VirtualSourcer@comcast.net . . . All the Best!