Gender pay reporting 2017/18

We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee’s data.

We can use these results to assess:
•    the levels of gender equality in our workplace
•    the balance of male and female employees at different levels
•    how effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded.


The challenge in our organisation and across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay gap. You can find more information about Gender Pay Reporting by visiting

The results of our Gender Pay Reporting are as follows:

Male to female ratio: 1:1.93 (Female to Male)

Mean gender pay gap: -0.1%

Median gender pay gap: 0.0%

Mean bonus gender pay gap: 6.1%

Median bonus gender pay gap: -22.1%

Proportion of males receiving a bonus: 99.8%

Proportion of females receiving a bonus: 100.0%

Notes: a result in the negative indicates female dominance and conversely a positive result confers male dominance.

Supporting Statement

NASA Umbrella is a compliant professional employment umbrella company. As an employer to UK contractors, freelancers and agency workers NASA must include our employees to support Gender Pay Reporting requirements.

An umbrella company when operating correctly employees its workers through multiple assignments with recruitment agencies, which offers a vastly simpler process than having multiple employers each year. The employment and tax arrangements of an umbrella company see workers paid a minimum wage salary and a bonus. As a result, the figures we have provided above may not support the government’s aim with this legislation.

It is also a worthy point to note that an umbrella company does not negotiate, nor is it otherwise involved in the determination of the worker’s rate of pay. All contractors, freelancers and agency workers have negotiated the rate of pay with a recruitment agency directly before sourcing employment with an umbrella. As such pay rates vary widely by sector, skill set and experience.

The contracting sector is generally a male dominated environment (with some notable exceptions) which is supported by our Male:Female ratio of almost 2:1. There are myriad reasons for this including that the more mature contractor markets are in traditionally male dominated sectors (e.g. IT, Engineering & Construction).

It is also interesting to note that overall, the % of females in all pay quartiles is roughly in line with the 2:1 ratio of all employees with NASA, but that females are represented slightly more proportionally in higher paid roles than lower ones.