The lay-offs account for about 6% of the firm's consulting arm, whose revenues grew by 29% last year.
There would be no complusory redundancies, the spokesman said, with staff offered severance arrangements.
Like other Big Five firms looking to expand its e-business practices, PwC has sought to make alliances with IT business. Earlier this week it announced a deal with Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.
'We have been aggressively recruiting at the same time,' the spokesman told AccountancyAge.com. 'We need specialists skills.'
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