My company has a tier structure of junior job title, associate job title, job title, senior job title.
I was hired as a junior eight months ago and since the first one I've been working basically independently, basically taking on the tasks of an associate. My work has been well reviewed and I've received a lot of good feedback. I occasionally even help the person who was supposed to support me and other people from my team/new(er) starters.
Currently our budget for raises is frozen so I cannot be promoted. When it's unfrozen I will have been in the company for almost a year and the guidelines suggest 9-12 months for a promotion. Is it extremely unreasonable to ask to skip the associate level? If it is when would it be a good time to ask for a second promotion?