Gender Pay Gap Reporting

In 2017, the government introduced Gender Pay Gap Reporting for any organisation that has 250 or more employees requiring the business to publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. This is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings.

Employers must both:

– publish their gender pay gap data and a written statement on their public-facing website

– report their data to government online – using the gender pay gap reporting service.


Clarity Umbrella Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2021 (results published as at 30th December 2021 covering 2020/2021):

Female to Male Ratio: 1 : 3.39

Mean Female Hourly Income = £53.68

Mean Male Hourly Income = £70.12

Mean gender pay gap = 23.45%

Median Female Hourly Income = £53.33

Median Male Hourly Income = £73.33

Median gender pay gap = 27.27%

Upper quartile £88.68 to £160.00 per hour:

Males – 92%, Females – 8%

Upper middle quartile £66.67 – £88.67 per hour:

Males – 88%, Females – 12%

Lower middle quartile £46.68 – £66.67 per hour:

Males – 71%, Females – 29%

Lower quartile £14.49 – £46.67 per hour:

Males – 59%, Females – 41%

Written Statement

Clarity Umbrella is an employer of UK tax-resident contractors. As the contractors are legally classified as our employees, we are required include their details within our Gender Pay Gap reporting.

Clarity Umbrella predominently deal with IT Contractors which is a marketplace which is quite heavily dominated by males with men being more than three times as likely to be contracting than females, there may be many reasons for this but may be due to circumstances including women returning to work post-families and the security that a permanent role provides.

Working as a contractor in the UK can mean that there are times in the year when no work is available, leaving the contractors “on the bench”. For this reason we tend to see higher rates of pay from niche skill set contractors to cover these gaps between assignments. This may limit the number of contractors who would feel comfortable to engage in this type of working. Some may also not feel comfortable with the uncertainty of roles available.

As most contractors source their work either on their own or via a recruitment agency, Clarity Umbrella has little involvement in the rates that are agreed prior to commencing their employment with us and as such are reliant on the recruiters understanding current market requirements and the appropriate rates available to contractors.

This statement confirms that the published information is accurate as at the time of publishing and is signed by Lucy Smith, Managing Director.

December 2021 – complying with requirements to report with over 250 employees.