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.


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.

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