Rates and Project Lengths for Project Management Freelancers

The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK project management 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 Project Management

Data for rates in the project management category

Project Management freelancers earned on average £335 per day on projects in the discipline in 2019, the most common day rate range was at a similar level of £250-350 per day showing that there are more standardised day rates for freelancers within this field.

I decide my rate via research, and advice from colleagues and line managers. As I’ve progressed in my career the biggest contributor to improving my rate is reliability - I have found that people pay more for freelancers they know and trust.
Althea James - Digital Project Manager / Producer
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Data for project lengths in the project management category

The project length was high compared to other disciplines at 52 working days on average. The top 10% of project length was over six months (129 working days) – the highest average amongst all disciplines. This will be explained by the complexity of certain projects demanding a longer involvement for freelancers.

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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!

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a Project Management expert?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a project manager freelancer. This includes:

Delivery — Hiring a project manager will help ensure you deliver on a project goal in a timely fashion. The project manager takes into consideration all constraints such as scope, schedule, and budget, and as part of the development process, validates each of these constraints from time to time and manages these entities to deliver a quality product.

Skills/knowledge — Project managers draw on past successes and failures to make sure past mistakes won’t happen on your project. They know what tools they need to use to keep the project organised and on track. Not only are they able to keep the key goal at the forefront of the project, they’re able to focus on the data to day tasks.

Communication —The project manager ensures constant communication among all of the project stakeholders. They will relay information in a more efficient and transparent way, keeping to the facts, to ensure the project keeps moving forward.

Results Driven —Projects will encounter bumps that will impact timelines and budgets. Having a project manager on board will ensure you’re informed of any changes immediately and solutions to get back on track.

Why choose a YunoJuno Project Management Freelancer?
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Each of our project manager 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.

What type of Project Management Freelancer do I need?
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We have various types of project managers including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Producer
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Traffic Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Project Director
  • Resource Manager

Each of our project managers 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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