How The Gender Pay Gap Differs By Procurement Category.

How The Gender Pay Gap Differs By Procurement Category.

May 18, 2021
Procurement

As part of our exploration into the gender pay gap through our report, Procuring Inequality, we analysed the industry sectors and how their pay divide compared.

Concerningly, £133bn in contracts went to sectors with a pay bias to men of over 22%. These sectors were almost evenly split at £67bn for Architectural and Engineering and £66bn for Construction and Architectural and Engineering.

Business Services won contracts worth £94bn, but have an average pay gap of 13%.

The IT and Software categories saw earnings of £34bn and £21bn respectively, but have pay biases of 19% and 21%.

In fact, of the top 10 categories, which make £340bn by themselves, only one category had a bias to men of less than 10%. This was Health and Social Care, a sector where women can make up to 80% of the workforce. Despite this, in the companies contracted by government to meet the public sector needs, there is a 6% pay gap in favour of men.

Education and training, another sector with high levels of involvement by women, sees a pay gap of 10% in favour of men.

Research and consultancy has a pay gap of 17%.

Clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done in closing the gender pay divide.

To talk to us about our gender pay gap report, or our broader capabilities, tools and products in government procurement data,Get in touch to find out more.

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