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

  • Contract - Senior Performance Marketing Specialist - Fintech

    £400 - £450 per day

    This Fintech business has seen rapid growth recently having secured series B funding and more than tripled their headcount in the last 12 months. They are looking for ...

    1 day ago
  • Contract - Senior Analyst

    £350 - £400 per day

    Digital agency with headquarters in London and offices worldwide. They work with their clients on projects in design, communication and technology. They are looking fo...

    9 days ago
  • Contract - Analyst - FTC


    This analyst position is working for a brilliant digital agency on a 6 month FTC basis. The Job Technical support service to the local markets, with the use of the fol...

    19 days ago
  • Contract - Associate Analyst - FTC


    This analyst position is working for a brilliant digital agency on a 6 month FTC basis. The Job Technical support service to the local markets, with the use of the fol...

    20 days ago
  • Contract - Paid Social Manager - Media Agency

    £250 - £300 per day

    These contracts will be working for a forward thinking and highly data driven media agency based in central London. There are a couple of manager level positions avail...

    29 days ago
  • Contract - Programmatic Campaign Manager - Media Agency

    Up to £250 per day

    This contract will be working within the programmatic buying unit of an established global media agency. You will be heavily involved in every aspect of the campaign p...

    29 days ago
  • Contract - Paid Social Senior Executive

    £150 - £180 per day

    Contract - Senior Paid Social Executive - Client side - Fashion retail - £150pd - £180pd This role is for a brilliant forward-thinking fashion brand with headquarters ...

    about 1 month ago
  • Contract - Senior PPC Executive

    £200 - £215 per day

    Top network agency with offices worldwide. This brilliant agency is looking for a senior PPC executive contractor to start ASAP until the end of the year. The Job Supp...

    about 1 month ago
  • Contract - Biddable Account Executive

    £200 - £215 per day

    Top network agency with offices worldwide. This brilliant agency is looking for two contractors to start ASAP until the end of the year. One account working on an ente...

    about 1 month ago
  • Contract - Data Analyst

    £220 - £260 per day

    Independent forward-thinking marketing data agency looking for a Data Analyst to work in their product team. With headquarters in London, they are work with huge well-...

    about 2 months ago
  • Contract - Programmatic Account Manager - Network Agency

    £200 - £300 per day

    Due to some recent big client wins, this international media agency is urgently looking to add some freelance support to their programmatic team. New accounts are goin...

    about 2 months ago
  • Contract - CRM Manager


    Hugely successful media organisation that has been in business for more than 150 years. They are looking for a CRM Manager to start ASAP until the end of the year. The...

    about 2 months 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
  • Venatus

    I've been doing this for 20 years and have worked with just about every recruitment company there is. Sphere are by far the most professional and best team we have worked with.

    Rob Gay, CEO, Venatus
  1. Qubit
  2. GroupM
  3. Time inc
  4. Mediacom
  5. Urban Outfitters
  6. Innergy
  7. Vinted
  8. Collective
  9. Venatus
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