At TechSPARK, September is officially Talent Month. In partnership with our friends at Huboo Technologies, the award-winning order fulfilment service for eCommerce sellers, we’ll be bringing you features and events on all things tech talent in the South West. 

For Talent Month, ADLIB has put together a series on Skills and Talent Retention Factors, Permanent Salary Guides, and Day Rate Salary Guides. Last but certainly not least is their advice on what you should be quoting for freelance work – see the full breakdown here!

Finding the right rate

Here at ADLIB, we’re always happy to give advice to local digital technology professionals. As a freelancer, it’s not always easy to know where to pitch yourself when applying and quoting for work, especially when you’re starting out in contractor life.

Given we speak to so many technology folk on a daily basis, we’ve created a rough guide that should help Developers, Testers and DevOps people to figure out the right rate for them.

The following rates are based on our work with digital agencies, software houses and SMEs, rather than large enterprises or corporations. It’s also worth noting that the ‘number of years of experience’ is not an ideal measure of technical proficiency. However, as a general guide, it should provide some ballparks and pointers…

Check out ADLIB’s day rate benchmarks for a range of highly skills tech roles to ensure you’re not underselling your skills here.

If you’d like market specific information please feel free to get in touch with the ADLIB team.