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Gender Pay Report

William Davis Ltd belongs to a group of companies and is the only company in the group required to report on Gender Pay. The prime activity of William Davis Ltd is house-building and the majority of employees included in this report are directly engaged in that activity on construction sites. All Managerial and Administrative staff are employed in a sister company within the group and are not included in the Gender Pay data reported below.

Hourly Pay Gap





Most construction operatives are not paid by the hour but receive a piecework payment for the value of the work they do, and this affects the calculation of the average hourly rate for Males. Construction operatives paid piecework at the snapshot date 5 April 2017 represented 63% of the total number of employees and there were no females paid piecework. Females are paid based on an hourly rate reflecting the role and level of responsibility of that employee. The hourly pay gap reported above is as expected due to piecework rates.

Where employees are paid on an hourly rate, the same rate is paid to both men and women for doing the equivalent job across the company.

Proportion of Employees receiving a bonus





Bonus payments are paid to all employees dependent upon length of service. Bonus payments to monthly paid salaried staff reflect the level of responsibility and the number of hours worked, whereas all weekly paid construction operatives, who qualify for a bonus, receive the same amount.

Bonus Pay Gap Mean





(A negative percentage indicates females were paid more than males)

The Bonus Gap reported above indicates the average bonus paid to females as being greater than that paid to males. This is due to the fact that the figures are averaged over all employees and that construction operatives represent 82% of the total number of employees paid a bonus. In reality both males and females are paid an equivalent bonus.

Quartiles Male Female

Upper (75 - 100%)



Upper middle (50 - 75%)



Lower middle (25 - 50%)



Lower (0 - 25%)



Because of the nature of the work undertaken, and the fact that trades in our wider industry have been historically more appealing to men, it is notable that female employees comprise a minority of our workforce.