Our process for contractors

We pride ourselves on being a different kind of agency, always taking a collaborative and ethical approach to recruitment of contractors. 

Since 2002, we’ve obsessed about the candidate experience and strive to build strong and lasting relationships with everyone we meet. We are genuine in our brand mission – to connect real interim talent with high profile brands that require immediate support.

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Searching for a contractor?

Whether you need interim support to cover a short-term skills gap, to get a fresh perspective, to solve a specific problem, or to help upskill your current team, we are interim recruitment specialists that are here to help.

Are you searching for a marketing, product management, product design, UX or eCommerce contractor to help your business grow?

Read about our employer’s interim manager recruitment services or contact a contractor recruitment specialist.

How much do contractors earn?

Contractors can achieve a good day rate. Although rates can appear high, it’s important to consider some of the employment benefits that you’re walking away from – such as life insurance, health cover, income protection insurance etc.  

We negotiate day rates on a case-by-case basis, depending on the role, location, your experience, the company, project objective and contract length. As a general rule of thumb, we’d expect the below day rates per discipline:

Contractor day rates 2024

Product management
Role Range: Min Range: Max
Interim Chief Product Officer £1000 £1500
Interim VP Product £900 £1200
Interim Product Director £800 £1000
Interim Product Lead £700 £1000
Interim Head of Product £650 £800
Interim Senior Product Manager £550 £750

Product design and UX
Role Range: Min Range: Max
Vice President Product Design £1000 £1200
Product Design Director £700 £900
Head of Product Design £550 £700
Product Design Manager £450 £550
UX / User Experience Director £700 £900
Head of UX / User Experience: £600 £800
UX / User Experience Manager £550 £700
UX / User Experience Researcher £400 £500
UX / User Experience Designer £500 £600
UX / User Experience Lead £550 £700
UI Designer £350 £450
Information Architect £550 £650
Customer Experience Manager £500 £600

Role Range: Min Range: Max
Interim Chief Marketing Officer £1000 £1500
Interim VP Marketing £800 £1000
Interim Marketing Director £700 £1000
Interim Growth Lead £600 £800
Interim Head of Marketing £500 £800
Interim Marketing Automation Consultant £500 £700
Interim Performance Marketing Manager £500 £700
Marketing Analyst £400 £600
Interim Lead Generation Manager (B2B) £400 £600
Interim Marketing Manager £350 £500
CRM Manager £350 £500

Role Range: Min Range: Max
Interim Head of eCommerce £600 £800
Interim UX Designer £450 £650
Interim Content Strategist £400 £600
Interim Conversion Optimisation Consultant £400 £600
Interim eCommerce Manager £350 £500
Interim Digital Merchandising Manager £300 £500

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What is IR35?

IR35, also known as off-payroll working, are rules that effect contractors who do not meet HMRC’s definition of ‘self-employment’.

The rules make sure that workers, who would have been an employee if they were providing their services directly to the client, pay broadly the same Income Tax and National Insurance contributions as employees.  

Further IR35 reading

What is IR35?

IR35 contractor: what does the legislation mean for you? 

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What do I need to consider?


There are 3 important considerations to think about when contracting:

1. Ensure you take out Personal Indemnity Insurance to protect yourself against legal costs due to negligence or any compensation claims. Things can go wrong even for the most experienced contractors so it’s important to have this in place for your security

2. Take some time to look at your finances and forecast how much work you’ll need throughout the year to meet your needs. Although contractors receive a greater per day rate than employees, there may be periods of time that you are without work.

3. Contact an accountant to discover tax implications of becoming a contractor – corporation tax, IR35 and VAT considerations.