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For three months in a row, we've seen the number of IT job vacancies placed on job advertising site Indeed decline. So it's mildly pleasing to report that the trend was reversed in January.

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Just because two statistics appear to follow the same pattern, that doesn't mean you can assume that one causes the other. Jonathan Borwein & Michael Rose from the University of Newcastle explain the fundamentals of correlation and causation.

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How much more will you earn in IT if you finish a postgraduate university qualification? A report from Graduate Careers Australia suggests you'll end up earning more by doing a postgraduate course, but that going as far as a masters or PhD might not make a significant difference.

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The Abbott government's deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced to bear the brunt of an increased reliance on the Age Pension. There has been considerable discussion of the impacts of the deal on both the wages of workers and their retirement savings. However, asserted effects have been either speculative (in the case of wages) or limited to a few hypothetical examples (in the case of retirement savings).