Rates and Project Lengths for Studio Freelancers

The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK studio 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 Studio

Data for rates in the studio category

Within studio, the most common day rate range was £250-350per day with an overall average of £274 per day.To be in the top 10% of rates for this discipline, freelancers needed to earn £350 per day in 2019.

I don’t mind either and both have different benefits. Shorter contracts give you the flexibility to have more variety in your work, pick up new clients and take a bit more time out for the family without compromising a clients project deadlines. Whilst long term can invariably mean long hours and sometimes a more pressured environment, being part of a team, building relationships and being involved in a long term project can be pretty rewarding and result in some very nice work.
Miles Frith - Senior Retoucher, Senior Artworker
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Data for project lengths in the studio category

The average project length for Studio freelancers in. 2019 was around three weeks (14 working days), one of the shortest averages across the disciplines. This indicates that the projects worked on by freelancers were more focused in nature and required immediate impact.

Freelance Rates Studio

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We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

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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.

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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.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency. The way we on-board and pay our valued freelancers is now a totally different experience.

Dan de Lord, Talent Strategy & Acquisition Director

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!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

Claire, Head of Design

The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

Winnie, Founder & CEO,

For us, the benefits of using YunoJuno are across the board. It allows us to brief and hire freelancers quickly and easily, making it very simple for us to scale resource on any given project at any time. It also allows us to quickly find freelancers across multiple industries, all from the same place.

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a Studio expert?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a studio freelancer. This includes:

Time — Since they have their process and strategies, studio freelancers know how to complete the work and meet deadlines, whilst delivering a high standard of work.

Skills/knowledge — Just like an agency, freelancers work with different clients who bring them great insight into varying business models and industries. Tapping into this wealth of knowledge can benefit your business and brand.

Ideas — As studio freelancers are creative, they can help bring new ideas to your project.

Results — Studio freelancers, through their wealth of experience can help deliver results by helping to tell a story, using both images and words, effortlessly conveying the meaning of a particular message. This in turn can help your audience engage better with your brand.

Why choose a YunoJuno Studio Freelancer?
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Each of our studio freelancers 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 Studio Freelancer do I need?
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Each of our studio 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?
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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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