Contract & Freelance

Contract, freelance and project-based work is an attractive option for many working within the media, advertising and technology landscape and this contract, freelance and consulting talent play a key role in the operational success and expansion of many businesses.

Our contract team replicate our permanent recruitment service, working with specialist candidates across:

The vastly experienced team are specialists in matching highly-skilled, experienced media, marketing, technology and advertising professionals with some of the best contract and freelance opportunities out there.

We pride ourselves on building strong, lasting relationships with our contractors so we can match them with customers who need people to make an immediate impact when working on short and medium-term projects.

Companies we've helped hire contractors:​
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Why hire a contractor...

​Additional Expertise

Contractors give you the chance to find a skill set you don't have in house or one that's needed for a single project.

Being able to scale up flexibly and add skills and knowledge to your team on a case-by-case basis allows projects to be delivered effectively and on time.


Contractors are used to being flexible, accommodating and ready to start a project at short notice.

Help and advice for contractors and freelancers

Head count

Haven't got sign off for a perm hire? A contractor could help...

We'll work to your budget, filling the gap whilst you wait for that all important perm hire sign off.

Staff retention

If your new perm hire has a 3 month notice period, who is getting the work done before they start?

A contractor ensures your new perm hire doesn't start with a big bottleneck of work leading to a smooth onboarding process and retention.

"Test drive" candidates

Temp to perm is a very attractive option for many clients as they get to experience a candidate's way of working. Not only this, the candidate can experience the company's culture and their 'fit.

This ultimately allows both parties to start the perm process 100% sure and committed.

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Live Vacancies

  • Data Analyst

    £425 - £475 per day

    Sphere Digital have partnered with a leading Marketing agency who are looking for a Marketing Data Analyst with a strong background analysing user engagement, customer...

    about 2 hours ago
  • Contract - Senior Insight Analyst (Social Analytics)

    £350 - £450 per day

    Contract - Senior Insights Analyst (Social Analytics) - 3 months initially - Competitive Day Rate The company My client is a technology whose products transform the wa...

    5 days ago
  • Front End Developer R\eact JS

    £350 - £450 per day

    UI Developer-React JS Contract - 6 Months London- Zone 1 Rate 350-450 per day Agency THE COMPANY My Client is a genuine award winning Creative Agency who pride themsel...

    6 days ago
  • Contract - Social Media Analyst

    £280 - £300 per day

    Contract - Social Media/ Digital Analyst - Competitive Day Rate - 7 months initially The Company My client is a global technology company that strive to solve the prob...

    6 days ago
  • Senior PPC Executive - Immediate start

    £230 - £250 per day

    Sphere Digital have partnered with a leading business who are looking for a Senior Paid Search Executive to join their Digital Marketing team for an initial 3 month pe...

    7 days ago
  • Senior UI/UX Designer

    £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits

    Lead Digital UX/UI Designer Perm -£50-65k London Zone 1 Ecommerce Bran Lead Digital UX/UI Designer As a Lead Digital Designer, you will report into and work directly w...

    7 days ago
  • Digital Analytics Implementation Specialist

    £300 - £350 per day

    Sphere Digital have partnered with a leading Marketing agency who are looking for a a Web Analyst with a strong background within Digital Analytics. You will be respon...

    7 days ago
  • Events Project Manager

    £200 - £300 per day

    Events Project Manager London - Zone 1 Media Owner Contract - 3 month starting 01/08/2019 - some flex Approx. £200-300 per day The Company A leading publishing company...

    7 days ago
  • Part Time Remote Digital Designer

    £200 - £300 per day

    Digital Designer with HTML skill 1 month - Part Time 3 days per week Remote working Start ASAP £200-300pd THE COMPANY A leading music production company is looking for...

    10 days ago
  • Digital Marketing Project Manager

    £250 - £300 per day

    Sphere Digital have partnered with a business who are looking for a Digital Marketing Project Manager to work remotely for them for a 6 month period. Our partners are ...

    10 days ago
  • Content & Creative Marketing Lead

    £300 - £301 per annum

    Content and Creative Marketing Lead Contract- 1 month rolling London - part remote allowed (c2 days per week) £300 per day Start- 29th July or 5Th August THE COMPANY A...

    11 days ago
  • Contract Biddable Manager - Independent Agency

    £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Biddable Manager - Independent Agency - £250 - £300 per day. The Company An opportunity to join a rapidly growing independent agency based in central London. ...

    13 days ago
  • Qubit

    Sphere’s professionalism and dedication to finding the right talent for our business has kept us coming back over the years. Sphere have been a great partner to have as we have scaled the business.

    MD EMEA, Qubit
  • GroupM

    Ed's whole business model is set up to move in an agile fashion and reflect the landscape of fast paced media and tech environments. Sphere are able to “tap into” passive candidate communities in a way that our other partners can’t… I see Sphere as a game changer in this space and I'm glad we get to play the same game together.

    Emy Rumble-Mettle, GroupM
  • Time inc

    Rebecca has recruited freelance Project Managers for me on a number of occasions. She's always quick to understand and respond to a brief, and I have total trust in her recommendations - testament to her experience and knowledge of the market

    Projects Director, Time Inc
  • Mediacom

    I have worked closely with Sphere for a number of years now. The consultants are completely invested in delivering a superior service and continually provide exceptional candidates who understand the complex layers of the media landscape. I have no hesitation recommending their services as their approach is transparent and effective

    Talent Acquisition Lead, Mediacom
  • Urban Outfitters

    One of the hardest working companies I have ever met. They are always available, happy to help and most importantly, they only have the best interests in mind for their clients. Their advice is outstanding, beyond my expectations, and I will definitely recommend working with Sphere.

    Head of Talent, Urban Outfitters
  • Innergy

    I work with a number of award winning businesses and business leaders who have differentiated themselves from the competition through delivering consistently excellent customer experiences. I would not hesitate to (and don’t) describe and use Sphere as the benchmark for customer centricity and customer experience leadership.

    Gordon Stoddart, Innergy
  • Vinted

    When I moved from London to Berlin I found the agencies unable to get to grips with what we needed so reached out to the team at Sphere International. They fully understood the requirements for the role and delivered at speed. Within hours they'd managed to find a number of candidates who fitted the profile we were looking for, speeding up the whole process

    Eddy Jackson, Head of Marketing, Vinted
  • Collective

    I love working with Sam and the Graduate team. She got to know me and my business, getting familiar with our roles and environment. As a result, Sam only introduces me to candidates that are a good fit for my team and who would thrive at the company.

    Senior Manager, Ad Ops & Client Services, Collective
  1. Qubit
  2. GroupM
  3. Time inc
  4. Mediacom
  5. Urban Outfitters
  6. Innergy
  7. Vinted
  8. Collective
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