Rates and Project Lengths for Freelance Designers

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

Knowledge is power - for freelancer and hirer.

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.


Data for rates in the design category

The most common day rate range was £250-350 per day and the top 10% was over £375 per day, both being close to the overall average (£315 per day). The closeness of the averages and top 10% shows that there are more standardised rates for freelancers being applied within the sector.

Be confident in your abilities. Everyone wants a bargain, but the bargain is securing work where your skill set will be appreciated, then you can charge your rate. Be confident in your skills too, your abilities should match what you are charging.

Kate Margolis - Lead UX/UI Designer
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Data for project lengths in the design category

With a large range of roles and responsibilities within the discipline, the average job length in 2019 was approximately three weeks (14 working days) and the top 10%, six weeks (31 working days). These are shorter contracts compared to other disciplines, demonstrating projects can be planned more precisely and require freelancers to make immediate impact.

Longer contracts give financial stability as well as the chance to be more involved in a project.

Calin Radu - Integrated Designer
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