Rates and Project Lengths for Data Freelancers

The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK data industry, by the country's leading marketplace of premium talent.

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YunoJuno is committed to providing a new level of transparency to both freelancers and companies alike. The following data is from our 2019/20 Freelancer Rates Report - a study based on over 25,000 bookings on the YunoJuno platform in 2019.

Freelance Rates Data

Data for rates in the data category

The most common rate for all freelancers operating in this discipline was £301-£350 per day in 2019, a similar level to the overall average of £374 per day. The top 10% of day rates in the discipline was at least £550 per day, indicating that those with specific desired skills or expertise can command a significantly higher day rate. The tase in demand for data and insights across multiple industries, as companies look for data-driven gains, further support the acceleration in rates within this field.

I like contracts to be no longer than 3 months, as it allows me to rotate my skill set constantly. All projects have different tech stacks and challenges, so being involved in longer projects helps prevent burn-out and the feeling of being left behind in emerging technologies.
Juan Martinez - Senior Front-End Developer
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Data for project lengths in the data category

The average project length in 2019 as a data freelancer was nearly three months (52 working days). The need for freelancers in this field provides one of the longest average project lengths amongst all YunoJuno disciplines.

Freelance Rates Data

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Christine Richter, Creative Operations Manager

We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

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YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

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The freelancers on YunoJuno are consistently of the highest calibre. It is also the easiest and most transparent recruitment service I have ever dealt with.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency. The way we on-board and pay our valued freelancers is now a totally different experience.

Dan de Lord, Talent Strategy & Acquisition Director

YunoJuno are my recruitment saviours! I’ve worked with them for a few years now and they’ve helped with many resourcing challenges. The platform is really easy to use, it provides a wide range of freelancers to interact with and also means I’m only dealing with one vendor – which makes my internal financing hassle free!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

Claire, Head of Design

The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

Winnie, Founder & CEO,

For us, the benefits of using YunoJuno are across the board. It allows us to brief and hire freelancers quickly and easily, making it very simple for us to scale resource on any given project at any time. It also allows us to quickly find freelancers across multiple industries, all from the same place.

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a Data Specialist?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a data freelancer. This includes:

Time — Hiring a freelancer gives you both the flexibility in working hours (evenings and weekends), and the ability to do work at very short notice.

Skills/knowledge — Data freelancers can easily understand and interpret data to help showcase data and make predictions, without the need to hire an industry specific expert. You can also hire a freelancer based on their experience and the industries in which they’ve worked, to help bring more insight to your business.

Ideas — A fresh set of ideas on a problem cannot be underestimated. An advantage of engaging with a freelancer, who does not work for your company, means they won’t have any preconceived notions about how things should or shouldn’t work.  

Results Driven — Not only are freelancers very, success is very important to them. They want to provide results on time and within budget, as a big driver of their work is word of mouth and recommendations.

Why choose a YunoJuno Data expert?
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Each of our Data experts have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

What type of Data expert do I need?
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Each of our Data freelancers have a profile page that outlines their skills and experience giving you the opportunity to review this information to  ensure you are hiring the right freelancer, with the right background for your project. 

Alternatively, you can engage directly with our Talent Team. Not only can they help you create your brief, to detail exactly what you’re looking for, they can also help with shortlisting candidates, to ensure you find the right freelancer to get the job done.

Where can I download the full 2019/20 Rates Report?
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We believe this information should be available and transparent to both freelancers and companies alike. That's why this report is completely free to download. No required email before downloading. No catch.

Download the full report here.

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