6CATS UK Ltd is a fully compliant employer to contract and temporary workers undertaking assignments in the UK. An umbrella company enables contractors to undertake work through different recruitment agencies and be paid from one source.
As the employer to these workers 6CATS UK is required to publish the pay differential between Male and Female workers in-line with the Gender Pay Gap reporting guidelines. However, the nature of an umbrella company means that we have no influence over the type of work undertaken or the remuneration provided. We have employees working across many different sectors, in vastly different roles and for irregular periods of time. The data published here is as at the snapshot date and could vary significantly dependant on what contracts are live at any time.
In the payroll period including the snapshot date of 5th April 2017 6CATS UK had 435 relevant full-pay employees. Of these 224 identified as female and 211 as male (51% female vs 49% male).
Historically 6CATS UK Ltd has worked with agencies biased towards education and healthcare and 75% of our contractors are from these industries. Typical contract roles in this area are healthcare assistants, teaching staff and administration.
This is evident in the predominant hourly rate of £20 and 80% of our contractors earn £30 per hour or under. At this pay rate there is little difference in the rate paid to male vs female employees.
At the top end of the pay scale there is a male bias which skews the mean average to suggest a large pay differential between male and female. Of the top 10 hourly pay rates 8 are male and only 2 female. The assignments undertaken are more senior but not comparable between industry and sector.
The nature of contract work means bonus payments are not relevant and as such we have not reported on performance related bonuses.
1. Mean Average
Average hourly pay for men is £27.25 vs £23.56 for women. Men on average are paid 14% more than women based on this calculation
2. Median Average
Average hourly pay for men is £21.18 vs £20.26 women. Men on average are paid 4% more than women based on this calculation
3. Difference in Bonus Payments
Due to the nature of employment bonuses are not applicable
4. Gender Pay by Quartile