The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK development industry, by the country's leading marketplace of premium talent.
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.DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
The average day rate for those working in the Developer discipline in 2019 was £385 per day with the top 10% of rates being at least £500 per day. The field has a wide range of roles working with start-ups and recognised brands and has one of the highest average day rates amongst all disciplines.
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.
With a large range of roles and responsibilities within the discipline, the average job length in 2019 was approximately two months (38 working days) and the top 10%, significantly higher at nearly six months (113 working days). These are longer contracts compared to other disciplines, demonstrating that many projects require a decent tenure for freelancers to work on and roll out new products and digital services.
Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency.
Hugely impressed by YunoJuno’s model. Concise communication flow allowed us to filter and interview within hours. Enabling us to work with excellent freelancers we wouldn’t have otherwise found. Game-changing.
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.
Each of our freelance developers have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer, ensuring the highest calibre within our marketplace. Each developer has their own profile page that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this information, to ensure you are hiring a designer with the right background for your project.