I visited my sister's family over the Holidays and my Electrical Engineer brother-in-law is a manager for an aircraft company. His group designs Electronic Counter Measures for military aircraft. He stated that he was going to have to lay off people from his team after the Holiday break.
I would think many of these people could transition into positions of Data Center Engineers, Database Administrators or perhaps Network Engineers. At my previous employer, a large well known global website, I was the only DBA without an engineering degree (B.S. Business Admin - MIS major)- engineers apparently make great DBAs. The director over the DBA group at the website has a Masters in Electrical Engineering.