Rates and Project Lengths for PR Freelancers

The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK PR 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.

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Data for rates in the PR category

£301-350 per day was the most common day rate range for PR freelancers in 2019. With one of the highest average day rates (£383 per day), it shows how important brands and agencies recognise the skills of building relationships to maintain a positive public image.

As I take on more projects, I have also gained an insight into how best to work in these environments. That insight is valuable and useful to the client. I can take on almost any task and know I can deliver on their expectations, so my rate reflects my experience and dedication to doing the best job possible.
Grace Jessup - Senior PR Consultant
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Data for project lengths in the PR category

The average project length for freelancers in this discipline was almost three months (52 working days). The top 10% was 126 working days, this indicates that for particularly skilled and experiences individuals there are significantly longer durations of contracts available.

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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.



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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.



Emma Dawson, Lead Talent Acquisition, EMEA

YunoJuno has reduced the time and admin spent on completing IR35 compliance for all of our freelancers. It's revolutionised how quickly we can hire someone, in a fully compliant way.

Emma Hughes, Senior Creative Producer

YunoJuno is a great platform for finding the best freelancers and really happy with the support of the team there. Super easy to use and it takes care of all our freelancing requirements. All-in-all, it's been a great solution for me and for our Creative Studio at OVO Energy. Happy to recommend YunoJuno to all of my contacts.

Natasha Montgomery, Creative Resource Manager

It's helpful to have the contracts/ briefs and bookings all in one place.The team from YJ are really helpful and make the process smooth.

Tessa Schimetat, Senior Production Manager

The recruitment portal on YunoJuno is really clear and easy to use. It's super helpful to have the list of candidates and all our invoices in one place and to be paid on time. The team is helpful, knowledgeable and on hand to help with any questions we have. Would be great if more of our clients used YunoJuno to manage their freelancers.

Daniel Levy

YunoJuno IR35 process is a seamless experience and takes a lot of the stress away. YunoJuno really helps from an agility and productivity perspective, quickly answering the business needs and helping to create a much more diverse and output focused team. The quick payment of freelancers at YJ is a game changer. We've managed to reduce time to hire from a week to a couple of hours.

Senior Project Manager

I really enjoy working with YunoJuno. The platform is user friendly, intuitive and the Account Management team has been responsive and on hand to help throughout the entire process.Working with YunoJuno, I have been able to onboard, hire and manage my freelancers seamlessly and with speed.

EMEA Marketing Director, Creator, Emerging, Social

I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

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.

Marie Brittain, Resource Manager

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.

Nick Astor, Content Strategy & Execution Lead

Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a PR expert?

There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a PR 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. This can be useful, especially if you have breaking news that an expert needs to jump on, to promote your business/brand in the best possible light, or a crisis to manage, quickly and effectively.

Skills/knowledge —By choosing a PR freelancer, you’re able to review and understand what experience they can bring to your business, including publications they may have worked with in the past, within your industry. PR experts understand which media outlets will get the best reach for your business and can act quickly.

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 PR Freelancer?

Each of our PR 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 PR Freelancer do I need?

We have a variety of PR freelancers on YunoJuno that include:

  • Brand Ambassador
  • Content Manager
  • Content Strategist
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Editor
  • Executive Assistant
  • Event Manager
  • PR Manager
  • PR Director
  • PR Specialist
  • Relationship Manager

Each of our PR 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?

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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