Rates and Project Lengths for UX Freelancers

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

Data for rates in the ux category

The user experience discipline is continually evolving with new technologies; the most common rate range was £351-£400 per day, with an overall average of £438 per day. These averages are amongst the highest in all disciplines. This reveals that freelancers within the sector create a unique intersection between creative skill sets and those of behavioural scientist in order to deliver projects and products that are truly user-centric.

Be flexible, it goes a long way especially during recession times. In selecting my rate, I ask peers as well as look at the employer profile.
Calliope Georgousi - UX Researcher
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Data for project lengths in the ux category

The average project length for freelancers within ux was nearly two months (36 working days) and the top 10% at nearly triple that, at 94 working days per project in 2019. The broad difference between these figures indicate that some  projects require deeper involvement for freelancers due to complexity or rolling out and testing of new products and digital services.

Freelance Rates UX

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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!

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 UX expert?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a ux freelancer. This includes:

Time — Skilled UX freelancers are able to carry out research, quickly and effectively, enabling you to improve your customers experience. Another advantage of hiring a freelancer gives you both the flexibility in working hours (evenings and weekends), and the ability to do work at very short notice.

Skills/knowledge —  Ux experts are experienced to make educated guesses about which design components will be problematic for users, based on the experience they have built up over time. As freelancers have worked on various projects, they can help bring this expertise and knowledge to your project, ensuring you benefit.

Communication — UX designers work very closely with developers, so are able to keep a constant discussion across the development of a project. Not only do they understand the objectives from the developers perspective, they also have a good understanding of the users needs, so can help bring the two together.

Results driven — A UX expert invests their time to not only understand the users perspective, they make informed decisions based on data. Quantitative and qualitative data is increasingly becoming a key ingredient in usability and user-experience work. With working on various projects, for various brands, freelancers are able to help bring the successes of their career to your project.

Why choose a YunoJuno UX Freelancer?
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Each of our UX 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. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

What type of UX Freelancer do I need?
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We have various types of user experience experts including:

  • Information Architect (IA)
  • UI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Service Designer
  • UX Architect
  • UX Researcher

Each of our UX 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.

Find out more about our UX freelancers.

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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