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.

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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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