Hopefully this may help get an idea
August is the last official month of summer in the UK and quite a few people go on 2 or 3 week breaks. It's sort of a tradition now and you can see many people taking a good break in August. Schools are also closed until 1st week of September so extended family getaways are very common.
This generally slows down the overall process as key decision makers are not available.
September and October are most important in the year and most job adverts and overall processes tend speeds up but no guarantees
Come November and December, job adverts dry out, as businesses wind down for XMas. Contract roles are aplenty to cover for people taking a long XMas break.
Then, come Feb / March next year, and like every year before the recession, the entire forum here hopes things will pick up full steam
Thats a bird's view of the next few months.