Dr. Michael Bisconti


Database Administrator/Architect











Sock Formula



Following is a simplified version of the “Sock Formula.”  The Sock Formula is based on business management theory, business data collected over the last quarter of a century, and the experience of over 100,000 IT professionals.  It was first published in 1990 by Solutions, OCC.




f(x)y + f(x)z - y








f = a function of (calculation based on) the baseline value of skill “x”


y = a numerical value that uniquely identifies a given skill


z = the highest y value being used in the formula


Td = average contract duration involving the use of the skills being employed