As experts in product management, product design & UX, marketing and eCommerce interim recruitment, we often get asked by our client’s what fair and competitive interim day rates are within the current market.

Contractors can achieve a good day rate. Although rates can appear high, it’s important to consider some of the employment benefits that the contractor is walking away from. These could be life insurance, health cover, income protection insurance, as well as income tax implications.

We work with our employers on a case-by-case basis to set realistic day rates for interim support required. We take into account aspects such as the experience needed, the company, project objective, contract length and essential specific domain experience required.

As well as finding the right candidate, we will take care of the offer process and be on hand to help with any negotiations.

Interim day rate expectations

As a rule of thumb, here is a guide to the current candidate’s interim day rate expectations.

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Product Management interim day rates

RoleRange: MinRange: Max
Interim Chief Product Officer10001500
Interim VP Product9001200
Interim Product Director8001000
Interim Product Lead7001000
Interim Head of Product650800
Interim Senior Product Manager550750

Product design & UX day rates

 Range: MinRange: 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


Marketing interim day rates

RoleRange: MinRange: Max
Interim Chief Marketing Officer10001500
Interim VP Marketing8001000
Interim Marketing Director7001000
Interim Growth Lead600800
Interim Head of Marketing500800
Interim Marketing Automation Consultant500700
Interim Performance Marketing Manager500700
Marketing Analyst400600
Interim Lead Generation Manager (B2B)400600
Interim Marketing Manager350500
CRM Manager350500


eCommerce interim day rates

RoleRange: MinRange: Max
Interim Head of eCommerce600800
Interim UX Designer450650
Interim Content Strategist400600
Interim Conversion Optimisation Consultant400600
Interim eCommerce Manager350500
Interim Digital Merchandising Manager300500

This guide was updated in January 2024.

Man Working Out Interim Day Rates