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.

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.

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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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 Studio expert?

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?

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?

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?

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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